Clean Air Act Symposium: 50 Years of the Clean Air Act Online Symposium Tuesday September 29 2020.
The year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Clean Air Act and the 30th anniversary of the 1990 amendments.
This landmark public health law was enacted with bipartisan cooperation and has saved hundreds of thousands of lives.
However, more than 141 million Americans still live in areas where the air quality puts their health at risk.
Register today for this online symposium featuring expert speakers and practitioners who will address the law’s tremendous legacy as well as the work that remains to be done.
Event is at 9:00am(pt) to 2:00pm(pt).
Harold Wimmer, National President and CEO, American Lung Association
Vicky M. Wilkins, Dean, School of Public Affairs, American University
9:15am(pt): The Promise of the Clean Air Act
Learn from leaders in the fields of law, public health and environmental justice about the connections between one’s zip code and the likelihood of suffering disproportionate health and economic impacts from air pollution. The legal underpinnings of the law along with legal approaches for addressing disparities will be discussed.
10:30am(pt): Innovation for Cleaner Air
While clean air is protected by the Clean Air Act, improvements cannot be achieved through regulations alone.
In this discussion, learn from practitioners who are advancing clean air through both policy and technology innovations, from both the public and the private sectors.
11:45am(pt): Clean Air and Climate Change in the 21st Century
From rising temperatures resulting in more intense and frequent wildfires, to the formation of more ground-level ozone pollution – we are seeing the devastating impacts of climate change on our air quality right now.
Clean air cannot be achieved or protected without addressing climate change.
In this conversation, experts from the fields of law, public health, and science will discuss tools used to assess the relationships between climate change, air quality, and health impacts, and solutions needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
1:00pm (pt): Lessons from the Past 50 Years
In this interactive dialogue, learn from and engage with those who were responsible for the original 1970 Clean Air Act and the 1990 Amendments at the helm of the Environmental Protection Agency and in Congress.
2:00pm(pt): Conclusions/Next Steps/Adjournment
More Information At
“Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air” on YouTube
Clean Air Act Symposium: 50 Years of the Clean Air Act Online Symposium is sponsored by American Lung Association and American University School of Public Affairs