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News Posted on March 7, 2017

Professor Frank Quoted in The Atlantic on California Clean Air Standards

Professor of Environmental Practice Richard Frank ’74 is quoted in an online article in The Atlantic on California’s unique role in driving clean air standards for the nation.

The Clean Air Act allows the Environmental Protection Agency to grant to California waivers to set its own vehicle emissions standards, and the EPA has done so more than 100 times, the article notes, citing testimony given by Frank before the California Senate Committee on Environmental Quality. California has repeatedly provided “a model for other states, the nation and other countries,” Frank said.

Frank is a leader in the field of environmental law and the founding Director of the California Environmental Law and Policy Center at UC Davis School of Law.