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“The History of Automotive Emissions Standards” presented by James Peyton.

In 1900, there were 8,000 motor vehicles on US roads.  Now there are over 240 million.  Between then and now, we had to battle deadly smog and “get the lead out.”  This History Seminar explores why our air quality is better now than it was 30 years ago – and how Volkswagen got into $18 billion worth of trouble.

Location: Building 3, room 102

History Seminar is a weekly series of presentations by Highline faculty and other guest speakers about a topic in their field of expertise. History Seminar is open to the public, and students can sign up for HIST 190 (item 1288) as a one-credit class.