EPA History

EPA History: Clean Air Act of 1970/1977

Images of air emissions from cars, industry, and trains

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  • The Clean Air Act of 1970
    by Paul G. Rogers [EPA Journal - January/February 1990]

Press Releases

  • Hearings Set on Automobile Pollution Control
    [EPA press release - March 4, 1971]

  • EPA Sets National Air Quality Standards
    [EPA press release - April 30, 1971]

  • EPA Approves First State Clean Air Plans
    [EPA press release - August 13, 1971]

  • EPA Defines Air Pollution Danger Levels
    [EPA press release - October 19, 1971]

  • EPA Sets Auto Maintenance Regulations
    [EPA press release - June 4, 1973]

  • Transportation Controls Established in Major Urban Areas to Lower Air Pollution Levels
    [EPA press release - October 15, 1973]

  • EPA Issues "Significant Deterioration" Regulations
    [EPA press release - November 27, 1974]

  • Federal Government Will Not Award Contracts, Grants, or Loans to Water and Air Polluters
    [EPA press release - April 17, 1975]

  • Working Catalysts Required on Imported Cars
    [EPA press release - July 16, 1975]

  • Statement by Douglas M. Costle on Passage of Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977
    [EPA press release - August 5, 1977]

  • EPA Announces New Rules on Industrial Growth in Clean Air Areas
    [EPA press release - June 13, 1978]

  • EPA Sets New National Air Pollution Standard for Lead
    [EPA press release - September 29, 1978]

  • EPA Imposes First Federal Funding Limitations to Spur Auto Inspection Programs
    [EPA press release - March 1, 1980]

  • EPA Announces National Strategy for Toxic Air Pollutants
    [EPA press release - June 4, 1985]

  • EPA Outlines Actions to be Taken with States Not Meeting Clean Air Standards
    [EPA press release - April 7, 1987]