Combustion-Generated Air Pollution Legal Aspects

  • John A. Maga


The legal means to prevent and control air pollution have developed over a period of many years during which time much change has occurred in both the nature of the problem and legal basis for dealing with it. The first known anti-pollution laws were adopted in 1306 during the reign of King Edward II of England. These laws were directed against the use of sea coal because the burning of such coal caused smoke, soot and odor.


Local Agency Emission Standard Motor Vehicle Emission Public Nuisance Nuisance Action 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • John A. Maga
    • 1
  1. 1.California Air Resources BoardSacramentoUSA

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