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Lazarus Argues Before Supreme Court

Monday, March 20 was a busy day in Washington, DC, including at the Supreme Court. Professor Richard Lazarus argued before the Supreme Court in Murr v. Wisconsin. The case addresses an important regulatory takings issue stemming from the 1978 case Penn Central Transportation Co. v. New York City. The Court is considering how to define […]

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Konopacky Presents Watershed Management Findings at Symposium

EPI fellow Jamie Konopacky attended and presented at the 9th annual watershed management symposium focused on urban and agricultural collaborations in Dubuque Iowa on February 9. Jamie discussed topics covered in her forthcoming publications. The first part of her talk focused on developing a healthy watershed policy matrix through amendments to and integration of Clean […]

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Konschnik’s Study Finds High Level of Hydraulic Fracking Well Spills

A new study co-authored by Harvard Environmental Policy Initiative Director Kate Konschnik in the journal Environmental Science & Technology used state-level data to assess the scope and frequency of spills at hydraulic fracturing wells. The research also uncovers the inconsistent state reporting schemes for well spills, which Konschnik calls “scattershot.” Using data from four states, […]

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ELP Hosts Environmental Law Boot Camp on Capitol Hill

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 […]

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What’s Ahead in the Trump Administration: Freeman & Lazarus Discuss Historic Shift on Environment

On January 30, Professors Jody Freeman and Richard Lazarus gave a talk at Harvard Law School examining why the Trump administration portends a historic shift on environmental and energy policy. The event, which was standing room only, drew a wide range of students from across the university and community members. Freeman and Lazarus addressed what […]

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Professor Jody Freeman on Trump’s “2 for 1” Executive Order

January 30, 2017 Trump’s new Executive Order titled “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs” requires that two rules be “identified for elimination” for every new one proposed. This policy of “2 for 1” regulations is arbitrary, not implementable, and a terrible idea. The purpose of an order like this is to strangle even the most […]

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Clinic Files Amicus Brief in the D.C. Circuit in Support of Mercury and Air Toxics Rule

On January 25, 2017, the Clinic filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Murray Energy Corporation, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al. on behalf of Elsie M. Sunderland and eight other scientists in the latest round of the Mercury and Air Toxics Rule […]

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Clinic Director Jacobs to Moderate Panel Discussion at Dec. 13 Capturing the Carbon Dividend Symposium

Clinic Director Wendy Jacobs will be moderating a panel discussion on Implementing Cobenefits at the Capturing the Carbon Dividend: The Health Benefits of Climate Mitigation Symposium on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. The symposium will take place at the Law School in Wasserstein Hall, 2019 Milstein West AB from 9:00am-1:00pm. To register for the symposium, please […]

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Receives 2016 Horizon Award

On November 16, the Harvard Environmental Law Program presented the 2016 Horizon Award for Environmental Leadership to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. The Harvard Environmental Law Program presents the Horizon Award each year to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to environmental law and policy. Past awardees include Justice Stevens, Bruce Babbitt, Lisa Jackson, and […]

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Trump and the Future for Environmental, Climate and Energy Policy

Implications of Trump’s Victory and the Republican Takeover of Congress for Environmental, Climate and Energy Regulation: Not as Bad as it Seems Jody FreemanNovember 10, 2016 The stunning results of the 2016 election have prompted headlines suggesting that Trump will, with the help of the Republican Congress, dramatically reverse the Obama legacy on climate, energy […]

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