Breathing Easy About New Air Pollution Standards
Department of Chemistry and Physics
Purdue University - Calumet
A town meeting is the backdrop for a role-playing case about ground-level ozone air pollution. The case consists of a flier and scripts drawn from public comment records on the government mandate to reduce ground-level ozone by limiting nitrogen oxide emissions. Students play the parts of stakeholders and develop recommendations for reducing emissions.
- To grapple with an issue related to air pollution.
- To learn how policy and regulatory decisions are made, including the role that public hearings and public comment play.
KeywordsAir pollution; nitrogen oxide emission; volatile organic compound; ozone; Clean Air Act; National Ambient Air Quality Standards; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; EPA; Indiana; environmental decision-making
Topical AreasLegal issues, Policy issues, Regulatory issues
Educational LevelUndergraduate lower division
Type / MethodsDilemma/Decision, Public Hearing, Role-Play
Subject HeadingsEnvironmental Science |
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