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Copyright: March 2016 Trim: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Pages: 42 pp. Illustrations: 4 illustrations
Against All Odds
How America's Century-old Quest for Clean Air May Spur a New Era of Global Environmental Cooperation
Robert V. Percival
Stegner Lecture Series
Nature and Environment / Stegner Lectures
Healthy air quality is a growing global concern. Robert Percival discusses the critical junctures in U.S. environmental history that have led to global environmental regulation, particularly in relation to China. According to the World Health Organization in 2013, more than one million people die every year in China from exposure to air pollution. Referencing historical U.S. air quality achievements, particularly the Clean Air Act, Percival points toward a turning point in China's legislation and attitude towards this environmental issue.
Robert V. Percival is the Robert F. Stanford Professor of Law and director of the Environmental Law Program at the University of Maryland's Carey School of Law.