Struggling for Air
Power Plants and the "War on Coal"
Richard Revesz and Jack Lienke
Reviews and Awards
"Struggling for Air is a clear-eyed look at the realities of President Obama's Clean Power Plan, the falsehoods of the polluters' 'War on Coal' campaign, and the irrefutable facts of the climate crisis. Revesz and Lienke remind us how we got here-and why we need to act now." -Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)
"Revesz and Lienke document the enormous success of the Clean Air Act and analyze its unfinished business of controlling pollution from aging coal-fired power plants. This book could not be more timely!" -William K. Reilly, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1989-93
"Revesz and Lienke have written a clear, incisive and compelling account of the coal and electric utility industries' decades-long success in blocking sound environmental policies. They also offer some hope-growing from recent efforts by presidents of both parties-of holding these industries accountable for the serious costs they impose on society. Struggling for Air is destined to be a classic in the study of environmental policy and politics." -Jonathan Z. Cannon, Blaine T. Phillips Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law, University of Virginia, and General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1995-98
"A short, deft history of the U.S. Clean Air Act . . . [E]xcellent for college courses (or even advanced high school classes) in climate change, air pollution, or environmental science and policy." -David Doniger, Switchboard: National Resources Defense Council Staff Blog