Category Archives: Clinic News

Clinic Director Jacobs Discusses Living Lab Initiatives in Harvard Gazette

Clinic Director Wendy Jacobs was featured in an October 6, 2016 article in the Harvard Gazette on the University’s Living Lab Initiatives. Professor Jacobs will be leading the Climate Solutions Living Lab Course and Research Project, which is designed to bring together students from across the university in interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative approaches for […]

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Clinic’s Shaun Goho Authors Paper on the Legal Implications of Report-Back in Household Exposure Studies

Staff Attorney Shaun Goho recently authored a paper that was accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives entitled The Legal Implications of Report-Back in Household Exposure Studies. In a household exposure study, researchers sample the air or dust in a home and analyze those samples to determine the presence and concentration of […]

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Clinic Submits Comments in Massachusetts Grid Modernization Proceedings and Electric Rate Case

In April 2016, the Clinic submitted comments to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (“DPU”) in grid modernization proceedings and an electric rate case. The Clinic asked DPU to apply a holistic energy justice perspective to decisions affecting electricity rates and the integration of, and access to, innovative technologies to the electric grid. The Clinic […]

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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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October 23 – Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic to Host Open House

The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic (ELPC) will host an Open House on Friday, October 23 from 11:30am to 1:30pm in WCC 4119, in the clinical wing. Come speak with Clinic Director Wendy Jacobs and ELPC attorneys about the exciting and diverse opportunities the clinic offers. The clinic’s projects include ground-breaking litigation and briefs […]

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Clinic Submits Comments on Proposed Regulations for Offshore Drilling in the Arctic

The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic submitted comments today on the Department of the Interior’s (“DOI”) proposed regulations for offshore exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic.  The Emmett Clinic supported the agency’s proposals to require that operators maintain a secondary drill rig in the Arctic to respond to potential losses of well control and that […]

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Clinic Files Amicus Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in State of Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency

On March 4, 2015, the Clinic filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Union of Concerned Scientists in State of Michigan, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al. (U.S. 14-46 and consolidated cases).  This case involves challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations limiting emissions of mercury and […]

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Clinic Releases Report on Access to Information in Offshore Drilling

The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic released a new report, Offshore Drilling: Coordinating and Improving Access to Information, which recommends mechanisms for facilitating public access to, and intra- and inter-agency sharing of, information from companies engaged in offshore drilling. The Clinic focused specifically on the accessibility of information collected by the Department of the […]

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Clinic Submits Comments on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Draft Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSSEIS) for the Chukchi Sea Planning Area

The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic submitted comments today on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Draft Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSSEIS) for the Chukchi Sea Planning Area. The Clinic’s comments focus on the DSSEIS’s discussion of the risks associated with a very large oil spill and with the potential use of […]

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Clinic and Environmental Law Institute Submit Comments on Proposed Regulations to Implement the Fishery Management Plan for Regulating Offshore Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico

The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, in collaboration with the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), submitted comments today on regulations proposed by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to implement the Fishery Management Plan for Regulating Offshore Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico (FMP).  While the proposed regulations represent a positive first attempt to implement […]

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