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Professor Lazarus Leads Environmental Law Workshop at University of Tehran

Professor Richard Lazarus recently led a three-day workshop on environmental law at the University of Tehran in Iran focused on the challenges of environmental lawmaking in the United States and Iran. Roughly forty graduate students and government officials attended the workshop. Over three days, Professor Lazarus introduced and led discussion of several major challenges of […]

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Clinic and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Release Fisheries Co-Management Paper

The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, in collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), released a new report entitled Fisheries Co-Management in the United States: Incentives, Not Legal Changes, Key, which finds that legal or regulatory barriers to the co-management of fisheries are largely non-existent or easily navigated where stakeholder support exists. Co-management is a […]

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Professor Freeman Authors Foreign Affairs Analysis

Professor Freeman has written an assessment of the impact of Clean Power Plan litigation on the international climate agreement in Foreign Affairs. In “Obama’s Climate Challenge,” Professor Freeman argues that, “It is an overstatement […] to suggest that the success of international climate negotiations rests on the fate of the Clean Power Plan in U.S. […]

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Update on the Clean Power Plan: The Knowns and Unknowns

By Jody Freeman & Richard Lazarus (Originally posted on the American College of Environmental Lawyers Blog) State Reactions to the Stay Now that the Supreme Court has stayed the Clean Power Plan, States are in the process of deciding whether or not to proceed with implementation planning, and if so, at what pace to do […]

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Clinic’s Jacobs, Goho Co-Author Commentary on Health Benefits of Mercury Regulation

Clinic Director Wendy Jacobs and Staff Attorney Shaun Goho recently co-authored a perspective commentary with faculty from several universities and departments, including Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, on how the benefits associated with mercury emissions reductions outweigh the costs to industry. The commentary […]

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Environmental Policy Initiative Submits Comments to EPA on CO2 Trading

The Environmental Policy Initiative submitted comments to EPA on the Clean Power Plan Federal Plan and Model Trading Rules.  In August, EPA released the final Clean Power Plan rule, which tasks states with developing plans to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.  EPA also proposed model trading rules that states could adopt as […]

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EPI Director Konschnik Publishes FracFocus Findings

December 8, 2015 Harvard Environmental Policy Initiative Director Kate Konschnik and Archana Dayalu of Harvard University published their findings on hydraulic fracturing chemical reporting in an article in Energy Policy, Hydraulic fracturing chemicals reporting: Analysis of available data and recommendations for policymakers (January 2016). FracFocus contains the most comprehensive dataset on fracturing chemicals, but the […]

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Professors Freeman and Lazarus to Write Clean Power Plan Brief

December 3, 2015 President Obama’s Clean Power Plan will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the nation. Today, former EPA Administrators William D. Ruckelshaus and William K. Reilly moved to participate in litigation challenging the rule in the D.C. Circuit. William D. Ruckelshaus served […]

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Lazarus Seminar Visits Supreme Court

On October 14, Professor Lazarus’s Supreme Court and Environmental Law seminar visited the Supreme Court to watch oral argument in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) v. Electric Power Supply Association. The court considered whether FERC has the authority to promulgate a rule that allows operators of wholesale-electricity markets to pay for reductions in electricity consumption—demand […]

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Watch Freeman and Lazarus Supreme Court Review & Preview

On October 5, Professor Freeman and Professor Lazarus presented a comprehensive review of the Supreme Court’s key environmental cases of the last term and a preview of the October Term 2015. The event, hosted by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and presented to an online audience and a packed house at Harvard Law School, is […]

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