Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 407
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Speakers: Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling
The Earth Institute presents Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series Description: Introduction to Early Environmental Legislation, Pre-1969.
This seminar is part of a semester-long lecture series entitled The Origins of Environmental Law: Regulation and Evolution. Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling are the two senior staff members who led the Senate environment subcommittee which originated and developed major environmental legislation in the 1970s, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Superfund Act. Over the course of a single decade, Congress enacted a series of environmental laws that defined the direction and character of environmental policy in the US and globally. Learn about the process that led to these seminal laws from the writers of the legislation themselves.
This lecture explores the Conference with the House Public Works Committee as it relates to the Clean Air Act- how it began, the nature of the political process, and personalities of the committee and other staff. It will go over the role of acting Chair Bob Jones, the House Hearings and Conference with the House, and the role of major federal assistance to construct municipal waste treatment plants.
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