Katrina M. Wyman

Katrina M. Wyman was born and raised in Canada and moved to the U.S. six years ago to teach at NYU. She is particularly interested in the use of property rights and market mechanisms for addressing environmental problems and has extensively studied the use of emissions trading and individual fishing quotas in different countries. Before studying law in Canada, she was a policy analyst in the Ontario government for several years.

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Why Congress must revise the Clean Air Act

Most Americans breath dirty air — in many places, levels of pollutants like nitrogen dioxide and ozone are in violation of federal air quality standards. And now, those standards are getting even stronger, which will put even more of the country out of compliance: EPA recently upped standards for nitrogen dioxide and is working on strengthening limits for other pollutants. But to make real improvements in air quality without breaking the bank, what is called for is not another round of top-down regulation, but an update of the Clean Air Act to allow strong market-based solutions.   Progress on cleaning our …

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