Clean Air Act
- A law that established standards to control air pollution, allowed citizen groups to take legal action against suspected violators, mandated auto emission standards, and tasked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with its enforcement. The law, updated in 1977 and again in 1990, also placed tighter limits on coal burning and other sources of pollution and called for increased use of fuels that burn more cleanly
- The company was in violation of the Clean Air Act because their factories were emitting pollutants beyond the level allowed by the law.
- Environmental activists took the corporation to court, alleging that it was not meeting the requirements laid out in the Clean Air Act.
- In order to comply with the Clean Air Act, the automobile manufacturing company worked to significantly reduce the emissions from its new car models.