Austin partner Mike Nasi will open EUCI’s Environmental Law & Litigation 101 for Electric Utilities online course with a presentation on the history and current components of the Clean Air Act.
Enacted in 1970 amid heightened public concerns about deteriorating city air, natural areas littered with debris, and contaminated urban water supplies, the Clean Air Act (CAA) regulates air emissions from stationary and mobile sources. Among other things, this law authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish National Ambient Air Quality Standards to protect public health and public welfare and to regulate emissions of hazardous air pollutants.
During the September 10, 2020, presentation, Mike will discuss the most important requirements under the Act and what utilities should know on a day-to-day basis.
For questions related to the Clean Air Act, please contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further insights on the Act can also be found in the following articles:
- “EPA Rolls Back Portions of Methane Rule” (August 17, 2020)
- “Mike Nasi to Present “States’ Response to ACE” at The Energy Council’s 2020 Federal Energy and Environmental Matters Conference in Washington, D.C.” (February 21, 2020)
- “Mike Nasi Speaks to The Federalist Society on “The Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule’” (August 13, 2019)
- “Trying to Thread a Very Fine-and Possibly Non-Existent-Needle: EPA Proposes to Withdraw a Necessary Underpinning of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards While Keeping the Rule in Place” (January 17, 2019)
- “EPA Proposes New Source Performance Standards for New Coal-Fired Power Plants” (December 11, 2018)
Michael J. Nasi’s compliance counseling, permitting, and enforcement defense work spans the following federal (and related state) programs: Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Solid Waste Disposal Act, Endangered Species Act, and National Environmental Policy Act. Mike is counsel for parties in ongoing EPA regulatory proceedings relating to carbon dioxide, interstate air quality, regional haze, and coal combustion residuals, including appeals pending before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Eighth, Tenth, and D.C. Circuits, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. Mike is a past Chairman of the State Bar of Texas Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section and serves on the faculty for Rice University’s “Leadership & Decision Making in the Energy Industry” course and as a guest lecturer in the “Energy Law & Policy” course at the University of Texas Law School.