Category Archives: Clinic Publications

Emmett Clinic Files Comments on Behalf of Environmental Clinics Opposing EPA’s Proposed “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” Rule

August 15, 2018 – The Emmett Clinic filed a second set of comments today opposing EPA’s proposal to “Strengthen Transparency in Regulatory Science” on behalf of itself and other environmental clinics across the country, urging EPA to withdraw the proposed rule both because it is procedurally deficient and beyond the scope of EPA’s authority and because, […]

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Emmett Clinic Files Amicus Briefs in Cases Challenging EPA Science Advisory Board Directive

August 14, 2018 – This summer, the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic has filed amicus briefs in two cases challenging former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s directive to exclude scientists who hold EPA research grants from serving on the agency’s science advisory committees.  The Clinic’s briefs, filed on behalf of former senior agency officials from […]

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Victory in Chlorpyrifos Case in which Clinic Submitted Amicus Brief

August 9, 2018 – Earlier this year, the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic submitted an amicus brief on behalf of several health professional organizations in a case challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s failure to ban agricultural uses of the organophosphate pesticide chlorpyrifos.  Today, in a victory for public health and for science-based decisionmaking, the Ninth […]

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Emmett Clinic Files Comments Opposing EPA’s Proposed “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” Rule

The Emmett Clinic just filed comments opposing EPA’s proposal to “Strengthen Transparency in Regulatory Science” on behalf of nearly 100 leaders in science and medicine from Harvard University.  The proposed rule would bar EPA from relying on key peer-reviewed scientific and medical studies and would cripple EPA’s ability to fulfill its mandate to protect the public […]

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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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Emmett Clinic Files Brief Supporting Chlorpyrifos Ban

The Emmett Clinic filed an amicus brief today in a 9th Circuit case challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s failure to ban agricultural uses of the organophosphate chlorpyrifos.  In 2016, EPA had proposed to remove all food tolerances for chlorpyrifos under the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act—an action that would have prohibited all use of the […]

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Clinic Releases Report on How to Address Climate Change in the Farm Bill

December, 2017 – The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic has released its new report, “Opportunities to Address Climate Change in the Farm Bill”, which summarizes the Clinic’s proposals for how to address climate change in the Farm Bill, both during the current authorization process and in the future.  The report provides recommendations for both climate mitigation […]

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Clinic Releases Report on Sampling Household Tap Water for Lead Contamination

November, 2017 – The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic has released its new report, “Detecting Lead In Household Tap Water: Sampling Procedures for Water Utilities,” which makes recommendations for how water utilities should sample household tap water to monitor the level of lead in their customers’ drinking water. The paper primarily focuses on sampling carried […]

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Emmett Clinic Releases Citizen Scientist Manual

The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic is pleased to share our Manual for Citizen Scientists Starting or Participating in Data Collection and Environmental Monitoring Projects. We developed this manual to support people who are researching and responding to public health and environmental concerns. Whether collecting, generating, analyzing, or distributing information, citizens from all backgrounds […]

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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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