Category Archives: Faculty

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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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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Exploring EPA’s New Power Plant Rules with Professors Freeman & Lazarus

This blog post is written by Samantha Caravello, Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. UPDATE: A video recording of “The President’s Efforts to Combat Climate Change Without Congress: What is EPA Proposing to Do and is it Legal?” is now available! In June, EPA released a proposed rule for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from existing power […]

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Global Climate Change and U.S. Law Co-edited By Prof. Jody Freeman

In April 2014 the American Bar Association published the second edition of Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, which is co-edited by Mike Gerrard and Jody Freeman. The first edition appeared in 2007 and was widely adopted in law school courses; this second edition adds several entirely new chapters (covering NEPA, ESA, civil remedies, water, cap […]

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EPA’s 111(d) Rule for Power Plants – HLS Analysis and Research

In light of EPA’s  plan to regulate carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, we wanted to highlight some of the work that HLS faculty have been doing around the issue. Professor Jody Freeman, Director and Founder of ELP, recently wrote a New York Times op-ed “Teaching an Old Law New Tricks” about the legal prospects […]

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Supreme Court grants review in Greenhouse Gas Cases—Professors Freeman and Lazarus Comment

On October 16, 2013, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Coalition for Responsible Regulation v. EPA. The cert. grant was narrow and limited to: “whether EPA permissibly determined that its regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from new motor vehicles triggered permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act for stationary sources that emit greenhouse gases.” A broad cross-section of industry and […]

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Professor Jody Freeman Featured on PBS show about the Constitution

Photo used with Permission of Twin Cities Public Television. Professor Freeman rode a Harley and spoke about federalism on the first episode of Constitution USA, a program airing over four Tuesdays this month on PBS. The series is hosted by Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!, who decided to […]

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