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Air Pollution: A Law and Policy Primer

The legal and policy framework that governs air quality issues is almost as complex as the science of air pollution itself. But this complexity should not deter concerned citizens from becoming involved in protecting our air resources.

There are many examples of ordinary citizens scoring important victories for the environment in the legal and political arenas. Equipped with an understanding of how we make and remake law and policy, citizens can expect to achieve even greater success in these arenas.

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What is Environmental Law and Policy?
Jurisdiction: Who can make laws and policies
How Environmental laws and policies are made
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While our legal and policy making processes are complex and often frustrating to navigate, there are enormous opportunities for citizens to become involved and make a difference.