Category Archives: Clinic News

ELPC Comments on Proposed Changes to School Lunch Program Nutrition Standards

Today, the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic submitted comments to the Department of Agriculture on its proposed changes to nutrition standards for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.  The Clinic’s comments urge the Department (1) to require a daily vegetarian option to protect the health of students with religious dietary restrictions, (2) […]

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ELPC Student Speaks at Hydraulic Fracturing Conference

Clinic student Rachel Heron (JD ’12) spoke today at the conference Hydrofracking: Exploring the Legal Issues in the Context of Politics, Science, and the Economy, hosted by the University of Buffalo Law School.  Her talk, “Was Hydraulic Fracturing in the Contemplation of the Parties to Old Severance Deeds?” examined legal theories that might allow surface […]

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Clinic Releases Proposed Liability Framework for Geological Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide

Today, the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic released a working paper entitled “Proposed Liability Framework for Geological Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide,” and a model statute, the CCS Liability Act of 2010.  The paper proposes a detailed liability framework to provide certainty, assuage public concerns, and remove barriers to these projects.  In particular, the proposal […]

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Summary Report of Expert Workshop Addressing CCS Liability, Oversight, and Trust Fund Issues

The Clinic released the summary report from an expert workshop that it hosted in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2010.  At that workshop, the Clinic brought over 35 leading experts from the U.S. and Canada to address CCS liability, oversight, and trust fund issues.  The summary report represents a synthesis of the main points and […]

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Workshop on the Ethics of Reporting Personal Environmental Exposures

On September 21, 2010, the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic co-hosted a day-long workshop on the ethical and legal challenges of communicating personal results to participants in biomonitoring and environmental exposure studies.  These studies raise a number of ethical questions about whether and how to communicate results to participants, particularly when the health implications […]

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Expert Workshop Addressing CCS Liability, Oversight, and Trust Fund Issues

On June 21, 2010, an expert workshop on CCS liability, oversight, and trust fund issues was carried out as part of an ongoing collaboration among Harvard Law School’s Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group at the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Harvard University Center for the Environment. The […]

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ELPC Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Mountaintop Removal Mining Case

The Emmett Environmental Law and Policy (ELP) Clinic, under the direction of Assistant Clinical Professor Wendy Jacobs and Clinical Instructor Shaun Goho ’01, has filed a certiorari-stage amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition v. United States Army Corps of Engineers.  The brief was filed on behalf of Trout […]

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Environmental Law and Policy Clinic Hosts Workshop on Carbon Capture and Sequestration

The Environmental Law and Policy Clinic (ELPC) hosted an important workshop on March 30th in conjunction with the Harvard University Center on the Environment (HUC). The workshop was led by Clinical Professor Wendy Jacobs, Director of the ELPC and brought together over thirty leaders from academia, government, and business sector to focus on the legal […]

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