Professors Freeman and Lazarus Debate Professor Tribe on the Clean Power Plan

Professors Freeman and Lazarus Debate Professor Tribe on the Clean Power Plan

On March 17, 2015, Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe testified before a House subcommittee that EPA’s Clean Power Plan sets the Agency off on “a constitutionally reckless mission.” He argued that the rule violates the Fifth and Tenth Amendments and the Separation of Powers doctrine.

Professors Freeman and Lazarus responded that “sweeping assertions of unconstitutionality are baseless. Were Professor Tribe’s name not attached to them, no one would take them seriously.”

In a series of articles, Professors Tribe and Freeman and Lazarus explained their positions. The full exchange, beginning with Professor Tribe’s testimony before the Energy and Power subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is below.

 

Professor Tribe’s Written Testimony (March 17, 2015)
Watch the Subcommittee Hearing

Professors Freeman and Lazarus – Is the President’s Climate Plan Unconstitutional? (March 19, 2015)

Professor Tribe – Why EPA’s Climate Plan Is Unconstitutional (March 20, 2015)

Professors Freeman and Lazarus – A Rebuttal to Tribe’s Reply (March 21, 2015)

Professor Tribe – Reply to Professors Freeman and Lazarus (March 22, 2015)

Professors Freeman and Lazarus – A Followup (March 27, 2015)

A Rebuttal from Professor Tribe (March 29, 2015)

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