Monthly Archives: September 2014

Clinic Submits Comments on Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Oil Spill Response Planning by Railroads

The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, in collaboration with Earthjustice, the Sierra Club, ForestEthics, and Oil Change International submitted comments today on an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on potential revisions to its rules establishing the threshold […]

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Clinic Releases Report on Microgrids in Massachusetts

The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic released a new report today, Massachusetts Microgrids: Overcoming Legal Obstacles, which summarizes the conclusions of the Clinic’s research into legal constraints on the ownership structure of microgrids in Massachusetts.  The Clinic undertook this work at the behest of the City of Boston, to help promote the development of microgrids […]

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Barron Fellows Reflect on Their Work With the Emmett Environmental Clinic

Our summer Barron Fellows were recently interviewed by the HLS Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs. Fellows were asked to reflect on how their work with the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic has prepared them for their summer jobs and helped them achieve their career goals. The Fellows all agreed that the clinic […]

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ELI Announces Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce the 2014-15 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition. Organized by ELI and the National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS), this annual competition invites law students from across the country to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. Our goal is to […]

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Clinic Students Visit Historic Dam That They Seek to Protect

Clinic students Sarah Peterson (JD ’15) and Albert Teng (JD ’15) started their academic year seeing the real world impact of their work. First, they attended oral arguments in the case of United States Department of the Interior v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission before the First Circuit Court of Appeals (No. 13-2439). Second, the Clinic […]

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ELP Hosts Kickoff BBQ

On September 10, 2014, the Environmental Law Program hosted its annual kick-off BBQ. Professor Freeman, Professor Lazarus, Professor Jacobs and Kate Konschnik briefly described the academic, clinical and policy opportunities available to students, while student leaders discussed what’s on tap for the Environmental Law Society and Environmental Law Review this year. ELP was pleased to […]

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