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Engineering the Environment: The Rise of a Control Technology in Federal Air Pollution Policy
March 14, 2013
Jongmin Lee, Ph.D. candidate in Science and Technology Studies at Virginia Tech and 2012 Resident Fellow at the Linda Hall Library.
During the 1970s the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency shifted its priorities away from issues pertaining to “community health” including the establishment of standards for source reduction of pollutants to a “control technology” approach in which intermediate pollution control technologies were used to reduce harmful emissions. Jongmin Lee, a PhD candidate in science and technology studies at Virginia Tech, will examine the origins of technology-based EPA regulations, and the limitations of federal environmental policy.