Monthly Archives: June 2018

Denying the Health Benefits of Pollution Reduction

If the EPA wants to defeat its mandate to protect public health and the environment from pollution, a coordinated series of attacks on how the benefits of pollution reduction are defined and quantified is on the critical path to doing so.  Since at least October 2017, the EPA has taken steps along that path, introducing […]

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Subverting the Process of Setting Health-Based Air Quality Standards: Our Interview With Janet McCabe

Listen below to our recent podcast featuring Janet McCabe, former Acting Assistant Administrator for the EPA Office of Air and Radiation and current Assistant Director for Policy and Implementation at Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute and a Senior Law Fellow at the Environmental Law and Policy Center.   Key points from our interview: The science- […]

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California, CAFE Standards, and the Energy Policy and Conservation Act

Can California’s Clean Air Act waiver to implement its Advanced Clean Cars Program be preempted by NHTSA Fuel Economy Standards under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act? Here we summarize the state of current law.

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Clinic Submits Comments Opposing ESA Petition from Property Rights Group

On June 6, 2018, the Clinic submitted comments to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service opposing a petition from the Pacific Legal Foundation to establish regulatory definitions for the terms “species” and “subspecies” under the Endangered Species Act.  The Clinic’s comments, on behalf of several eminent biologists including Professor James […]

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Welcome to Hana and Caitlin!

The Environmental and Energy Law Program is delighted to announce two new members of our team! Hana Vizcarra joins us as Staff Attorney for the EELP. Before coming to HLS, Hana spent seven years practicing environmental law in the Washington D.C. offices of Beveridge & Diamond and Vinson & Elkins. She represented clients in complex […]

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