Monthly Archives: March 2015

In Politico, Freeman & Lazarus Say Tribe’s Attacks on EPA are “Completely Wrong”

Over the past week, Harvard Law School Professors Jody Freeman, Richard Lazarus, and Larry Tribe have been sparring over the constitutionality of EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The debate began when Professor Tribe testified before Congress on March 17, 2015, arguing that EPA’s actions are akin to “burning the Constitution.” Professors Freeman and Lazarus quickly replied, […]

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U.S. Climate Policy at a Crossroads: Study Group at Harvard Kennedy School

The Kennedy School’s Harvard Electricity Policy Group (HEPG) of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and the Harvard Law School Environmental Policy Initiative is sponsoring a two-seminar study group this term, “U.S. Climate Policy at a Crossroads: State v. Federal or State with Federal?” The study group will meet from 4:30-6:00 PM in the […]

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NRDC President Frances Beinecke Honored with 4th Annual Horizon Award

On March 3, 2015, the Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society presented Frances Beinecke with the fourth annual Horizon Award for her outstanding contributions to environmental, natural resources, and energy law. Ms. Beinecke is the outgoing President of the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she fought tirelessly to find solutions to climate change, protect our […]

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Harvard Environmental Law Review Hosts Symposium on Climate Regulation

On February 27, 2015, the Harvard Law School Environmental Law Review (ELR) hosted a symposium on climate regulation under the Clean Air Act. The event focused on the Supreme Court’s June 2014 decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA and its implications for future climate regulation, including EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The symposium was […]

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Clinic Files Amicus Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in State of Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency

On March 4, 2015, the Clinic filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Union of Concerned Scientists in State of Michigan, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al. (U.S. 14-46 and consolidated cases).  This case involves challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations limiting emissions of mercury and […]

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Professors Freeman and Lazarus Submit Amicus Brief in Support of EPA

On February 19, professors Jody Freeman and Richard Lazarus submitted an amicus brief to Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The case challenges EPA’s authority under Clean Air Act section 111(d) to regulate carbon pollution from existing power plants. EPA issued a proposed rule in […]

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