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George H. W. Bush explaining to Bob Dole at the signing of the Clean Air Act

Clean Air Act


The Clean Air Act is a federal law that regulates air emissions from stationary and mobile sources. First introduced in 1963, the act was amended in 1970, 1977, and 1990.

Above, President George H.W. Bush speaks to Senator Bob Dole at the signing of the Clean Air Amendments in 1990.

Date Range

  • 1969-1995

Online Materials

  • Letters in support and opposition from corporate and private citizens, copies of proposed amendments, speeches, and letters between Senators