Clean Air Act (1963)

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US legislation that gave the Environmental Protection Agency authority to set standards for air quality and to control the emission of air pollutants from industries, power plants, and cars, in order to protect public health. The act was passed in 1963 and revised in 1970 and 1990. See also acid rain program, prevention of significant deterioration, national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants.

Subjects: Environmental Science.

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