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Against All Odds

How America's Century-Old Quest for Clean Air May Spur a New Era of Global Environmental Cooperation

Robert V. Percival (author)

ISBN: 9781607814931

Publication Date: Apr 2016

Format: Paperback

Healthy air quality is a growing global concern. Robert Percival discusses the critical junctures in US environmental history that have led to global environmental regulation, particularly in relation to China. Referencing historical US air quality achievements, particularly the Clean Air Act, Percival points toward a turning point in China's legislation and attitude towards this environmental issue.
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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.
Illustrations 5 illustrations
Pages 42
Dimensions 216 x 140
Date Published 30 Apr 2016
Publisher The University of Utah Press
Series Stegner Lecture Series
Subject/s Pollution & threats to the environment   Pollution control  
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, USA.

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