In the early days of the 115th Congress, many proposals are being floated to disapprove of recently promulgated federal agency environmental regulations and amend environmental statutes. On January 25, Harvard Law School’s Environmental Law Program provided an environmental law “boot camp” to Capitol Hill staffers to provide an overview of major environmental statutes, recent agency rulemakings, and landmark cases. The training also reviewed key components of administrative law and the Congressional Review Act.
Law professors who are leading experts on environmental and administrative law topics including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, public lands law, and more presented to a standing-room-only crowd of nearly 100 staffers. Presenters included Jody Freeman of Harvard Law School, Richard Lazarus of Harvard Law School, Matthew Stephenson of Harvard Law School, JB Ruhl of Vanderbilt University Law School, Robert Anderson of the University of Washington Law School, Mark Squillace of the University of Colorado Law School, and Jon Cannon of the University of Virginia Law School.