Category Archives: ELP News & Events

NRDC President Frances Beinecke Honored with 4th Annual Horizon Award

On March 3, 2015, the Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society presented Frances Beinecke with the fourth annual Horizon Award for her outstanding contributions to environmental, natural resources, and energy law. Ms. Beinecke is the outgoing President of the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she fought tirelessly to find solutions to climate change, protect our […]

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Harvard Environmental Law Review Hosts Symposium on Climate Regulation

On February 27, 2015, the Harvard Law School Environmental Law Review (ELR) hosted a symposium on climate regulation under the Clean Air Act. The event focused on the Supreme Court’s June 2014 decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA and its implications for future climate regulation, including EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The symposium was […]

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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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Lecturer Emily Broad Leib awarded Climate Change Solutions Fund grant

On February 11, 2015, seven grant winners of the inaugural Climate Change Solutions Fund were announced. The $20 million fund is designed to help tackle the challenge of climate change using the levers of law, policy, and economics, as well as public health and science. Emily Broad Leib, a lecturer at Harvard Law School and […]

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Richard Lazarus Featured in NY Times Debate on Drilling in the Atlantic

On February 18, 2015, the New York Times Room for Debate column invited four experts to debate whether the Atlantic coast should be opened to off-shore oil and gas drilling. Arguing in favor of drilling in the Atlantic were Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Randall Luthi, president of the National Ocean Industries Association. Arguing against […]

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ELP Co-Hosts Forum on “The Use of Land” at 40

On October 16–17, 2014, the Harvard Law School Environmental Law Program and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy co-hosted “The Use of Land at 40: A Forum on What We’ve Learned and What Needs to be Done to Build Healthy, Vibrant, Resilient Communities for the Future.” The event commemorated the 40th anniversary of The Use […]

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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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The Takeaway Interviews Jody Freeman on Climate Change Negotiations

On December 2, 2014, The Takeaway hosted Professor Jody Freeman on its morning show, “Confronting Evidence of Climate Change at Home and Abroad.” With COP 20 now underway in Lima, Peru, Professor Freeman offered her take on the negotiations. “The U.S.-China deal is a game changer. It adds tremendous momentum to these talks in Lima. […]

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Environmental Policy Initiative Helps States Navigate the Constitution

The Environmental Policy Initiative released a new paper entitled Minimizing Constitutional Risk: Crafting State Energy Policies that Can Withstand Constitutional Scrutiny. The paper provides policymakers with key lessons from recently filed lawsuits that challenge the constitutionality of state energy policies and suggestions on how states can work within their constitutional limits to achieve energy policy […]

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