Category Archives: ELP News & Events

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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Welcome to Hana and Caitlin!

The Environmental and Energy Law Program is delighted to announce two new members of our team! Hana Vizcarra joins us as Staff Attorney for the EELP. Before coming to HLS, Hana spent seven years practicing environmental law in the Washington D.C. offices of Beveridge & Diamond and Vinson & Elkins. She represented clients in complex […]

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Farm Bill Law Enterprise Releases Reports

April 26, 2018 — The Farm Bill Law Enterprise (FBLE) released three reports last month examining the debate over the 2018 farm bill, currently being drafted in the House and Senate. Each report focuses on a specific theme: Diversified Agricultural Economies; Food Access, Nutrition and Public Health; and Productivity and Risk Management. Emily Broad Leib, Director of HLS’s Food Law and […]

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Ari Peskoe Speaks at National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys

April 26, 2018 — Yesterday, Electricity Law Initiative Director Ari Peskoe spoke to the National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys (NCRA), an annual gathering that offers educational and networking opportunities specifically tailored to government utility regulatory attorneys. Peskoe’s talk explored recent federal court decisions and FERC orders that interpret the jurisdictional line between state and federal […]

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Peskoe is Visiting Scholar at Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

Policy Initiative Senior Fellow Ari Peskoe spent a week on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania recently, as a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy. While at Penn, Ari was a guest lecturer at Penn Law’s Energy and Climate Change Law course, gave a public talk attended by students, professors, and […]

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Peskoe Co-Authors Brief in Support of State Authority over Electric Generation

Ari Peskoe, Senior Fellow at the Policy Initiative, and Professor Jim Rossi of Vanderbilt University Law School filed an amicus brief on behalf of nearly twenty energy law professors in the Seventh Circuit case about Illinois’ Zero Emission Credits (ZECs) for nuclear power. The brief argues that Illinois’ ZEC program is consistent with long-standing principles […]

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EPI Submits Comments on ‘Resiliency Rule’

October 18, 2017 — The Environmental Policy Initiative submitted comments today to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commssion (FERC) on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR). The NOPR invokes a rarely used authority that allows DOE to propose a rule under the Federal Power Act. If finalized, the rule would effectively subsidize coal […]

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Policy Initiative Hosts Workshop on the Future of Electricity Markets

On October 13, the Environmental Policy Initiative welcomed a group of  consumer advocates, former state regulators, environmental advocates, economic analysts, wholesale electricity market participants, and law professors to discuss the future of wholesale electricity markets. Ari Peskoe and Kate Konschnik of EPI facilitated the workshop which focused on how regulatory models may inhibit or foster the […]

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Environmental Law Program Announces New Executive Director

Joseph Goffman, who, over a 30-year career, has shaped environmental law and policy at the highest levels of the Executive branch and as a senior congressional staffer, will join the Law School’s Environmental Law Program  in November, 2017 as Executive Director. ELP Faculty Director Jody Freeman says “Joe is a fantastic addition to our program, bringing […]

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Peskoe Discusses Wholesale Electricity Markets and State Roles in DC

On September 13, Ari Peskoe delivered the Energy Bar Association’s semi-annual “Author Talk,” to discuss his latest article. Peskoe’s paper, which was the featured article in the most recent issue of Energy Law Journal, is about integrating state renewable energy and carbon reduction policies into FERC-regulated electricity markets. The article concludes that FERC’s legal authority is […]

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