Air Pollution

Tartil Jarrar

Hi there! My name is Tartil Jarrar. I’m a GMU senior majoring in communication with a concentration in public relations. I chose to research air pollution and the current policies surrounding it because it’s an issue I’m passionate about. I love the environment, and I believe that knowledge is power. The more informed we are, the better we can be towards our beautiful planet. I look forward to sharing what I learn with you!

White Paper

White Paper: Air Pollution Introduction There are many issues today that are worthy of attention from public policy makers. Sadly, one of the most important issues is also one that is often overlooked: air pollution. We all breathe in the air that is outside. This issue is quite literally relevant to every citizen, as theContinue reading “White Paper”

Policy Brief

Policy Brief Issue Background Air pollution is a serious problem, and serious problems such as this will require a creative and effective solution. The current policies set in place surrounding the issue of air pollution have been helpful in maintaining current pollution levels and keeping them from sudden spikes on the charts. However, we shouldContinue reading “Policy Brief”

Fact Sheet

Ambient (Outdoor) Air Pollution Key facts: Air pollution poses health risks to both humans and animals Air pollution can negatively impact the Earth’s climate Some factors that contribute to air pollution are regulated by the EPA– others are not Air pollution exists in both cities and rural areas Health Risks Air pollution poses a threatContinue reading “Fact Sheet”

Legislative History

Air pollution has been around for a long time. However, it was not researched until the 1950s when a California scientist noticed the smog in his city. He predicted that it was caused by the cars and began to research it (EPA, 2020). Twenty years later, Congress passed the Clean Air Act (CAA). This gaveContinue reading “Legislative History”


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Background of Air Pollution

Findings Memo

Options Memo

Decisions Memo

Action Memo

Legislative History

Fact Sheet

Policy Brief

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