Monthly Archives: November 2014

Environmental Policy Initiative Helps States Navigate the Constitution

The Environmental Policy Initiative released a new paper entitled Minimizing Constitutional Risk: Crafting State Energy Policies that Can Withstand Constitutional Scrutiny. The paper provides policymakers with key lessons from recently filed lawsuits that challenge the constitutionality of state energy policies and suggestions on how states can work within their constitutional limits to achieve energy policy […]

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T.A. Barron, ’82, Gives Traphagen Talk to Students & Meets With Barron Fellows

On Tuesday, November 18, author and conservationist T.A. Barron (’82) delivered an inspirational speech to Harvard Law students as part of the HLS Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speakers Series. Mr. Barron described his journey of becoming a bestselling author, from receiving impersonal rejection letters to turning his Merlin series into a feature film. His advice to […]

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Policy Director Kate Konschnik argues for Goal-Oriented Disclosure Design in Shale Oil and Gas Development

EPI Director Kate Konschnik has published a new article, Goal-Oriented Disclosure Design for Shale Oil and Gas Development, in the Natural Resources Journal. In her article, Kate argues that disclosure laws are more effective when they are viewed as a means to achieving worthwhile policy goals. The key is to identify target audiences – those […]

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Environmental Policy Initiative Submits Comments on EPA Clean Power Plan

On November 5, 2014, the HLS Environmental Policy Initiative submitted comments on EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which proposes to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing stationary sources for the first time in U.S. history. The comments are in the form of an Energy Efficiency Evaluation Tool, which states and stakeholders can use to determine whether […]

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Bradley L. Goldberg Gift to Support Animal Advocacy Program

Harvard Law School has announced that Bradley L. Goldberg, founder and president of the Animal Welfare Trust, has made a generous gift to endow the Animal Advocacy Program at Harvard Law School. By funding curriculum development, experiential learning, scholarly gatherings and exchanges, forums for discussion and debate, and the establishment of an Academic Fellows program, […]

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