Monthly Archives: January 2014

Clinic Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Case, Utility Air Regulatory Group v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

On January 28, 2014, the Clinic filed an amicus brief in the case Utility Air Regulatory Group v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. Nos. 12-1146 and consolidated cases) on behalf of Calpine Corporation.  This case involves challenges to EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration program of the […]

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2014 Summer Internships at the Environmental Law & Policy Clinic

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Clinic Report Identifies Environmental Performance Indicators for Companies Proposing to Drill in the U.S. Arctic

In December 2013, the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic released a new report, Suggested Indicators of Environmentally Responsible Performance of Offshore Oil and Gas Companies Proposing to Drill in the U.S. Arctic.  As the offshore oil and gas drilling industry expands into U.S. waters off the coast of Alaska, it is criti­cal that policymakers […]

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Kate Konschnik testifies before DOE Task Force

EPI Director, Kate Konschnik, testified yesterday at a FracFocus Task force of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board on shale gas information disclosure. Discussing the tendency of energy companies to claim trade secrets when asked to disclose specific chemicals used in the shale gas extraction process, Konschnik explained that in other industries, providing the public an opportunity to challenge the […]

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Kate Konschnik Speaks about Shale Gas Governance at NRC Workshop

On August 15-16, 2013, the National Research Council hosted a workshop on the Governance of Risks of Unconventional Shale Gas Development. Kate Konschnik, EPI Policy Director, spoke about shale gas governance challenges at the workshop. View her talk here.

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