The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 were enacted in response to an increased awareness of the negative health effects associated with air pollution coupled with the failure of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1970 to improve the nation's air quality. Under the 1990 amendments each state is required to submit a State Implementation Plan ("SIP") explaining the state's method for attaining the national air quality standards. This article provides an in-depth explanation of the standards set by the 1990 amendments. Using the New York State SIP as an illustration, the author contends that states will have difficulty conforming with the 1990 amendments.
Recommended CitationCatherine V. Greco, State Implementation Plans Under the 1990 Clean Air Act: Can New York Conform?, 11 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 869 (1994)
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