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Clinic Director Jacobs to Moderate Panel Discussion at Dec. 13 Capturing the Carbon Dividend Symposium

Clinic Director Wendy Jacobs will be moderating a panel discussion on Implementing Cobenefits at the Capturing the Carbon Dividend: The Health Benefits of Climate Mitigation Symposium on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. The symposium will take place at the Law School in Wasserstein Hall, 2019 Milstein West AB from 9:00am-1:00pm. To register for the symposium, please […]

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Receives 2016 Horizon Award

On November 16, the Harvard Environmental Law Program presented the 2016 Horizon Award for Environmental Leadership to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. The Harvard Environmental Law Program presents the Horizon Award each year to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to environmental law and policy. Past awardees include Justice Stevens, Bruce Babbitt, Lisa Jackson, and […]

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Trump and the Future for Environmental, Climate and Energy Policy

Implications of Trump’s Victory and the Republican Takeover of Congress for Environmental, Climate and Energy Regulation: Not as Bad as it Seems Jody Freeman November 10, 2016 The stunning results of the 2016 election have prompted headlines suggesting that Trump will, with the help of the Republican Congress, dramatically reverse the Obama legacy on climate, […]

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Clinic Hosts Climate Change Displacement Conference

The Emmett Environmental Law hosted a three-day conference on Climate Change Displacement: Finding Solutions to an Emerging Crisis on October 20-22 along with the International Human Rights Clinic and the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic. The conference examined challenges of climate change, human rights, and displacement, and efforts to address this emerging crisis in the […]

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EPI Identifies Key Energy Issues Facing Next President in New Report

As all eyes are on the presidential election, ELP’s experts are already analyzing the most pressing energy issues the new administration will have to face. Environmental Policy Initiative Director Kate Konschnik and Senior Fellow Ari Peskoe published a new report, “Illuminating the Energy Policy Agenda: Electricity Sector Issues Facing the Next Administration.” Co-authored with colleagues […]

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SAVE THE DATE: “Climate Change Displacement: Finding Solutions to an Emerging Crisis”

The Clinic, along with the Immigration and Refugee Program and the International Human Rights Clinic, welcomes you to join us for a conversation with Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and current UN Special Envoy on El Nino and Climate, and Dean Minow on October 20th; as well as a panel examining the challenges at […]

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ELP Hosts Deepwater Horizon Pre-Release Screening

The Environmental Law Program and Lionsgate Entertainment hosted a pre-release screening of the major motion picture Deepwater Horizon on September 28. Professor Richard Lazarus chaired President Barack Obama’s Commission on the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill. After the screening, Professor Lazarus and Commission attorneys Sambhav Sankar and Saritha Komatireddy discussed the film and their experience […]

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Video: Freeman and Lazarus Weigh in on D.C. Circuit Oral Argument

On September 27, the D.C. Circuit heard oral argument on the Clean Power Plan. Professors Jody Freeman and Richard Lazarus assessed the outcome of the oral argument and shared their take with E&E News On Point. Professor Freeman reported that overall, there is reason for EPA to be cautiously optimistic. Watch their full discussion here.

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ELP Welcomes Students Back to Campus

On Tuesday, September 20, ELP faculty and staff hosted a welcome BBQ for law students interested in environmental and energy law. Professor Jody Freeman provided an overview of the opportunities for students to get involved on campus. Get involved in the Environmental Law Clinic Professor Wendy Jacobs introduced students to the Emmett Environmental Law Clinic’s […]

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Jody Freeman and Carl Pope Win Debate about EPA Authority

Has EPA gone overboard in its regulation? Is the Clean Power Plan an innovative initiative for cutting power plant pollution or does it exceed constitutional limits? These questions animated a debate in which Professor Jody Freeman and former Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope squared off against Charles Connell of Rice University and Michael Nasi, […]

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