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Konschnik’s Study Finds High Level of Hydraulic Fracking Well Spills

A new study co-authored by Harvard Environmental Policy Initiative Director Kate Konschnik in the journal Environmental Science & Technology used state-level data to assess the scope and frequency of spills at hydraulic fracturing wells. The research also uncovers the inconsistent state reporting schemes for well spills, which Konschnik calls “scattershot.” Using data from four states, […]

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What’s Ahead in the Trump Administration: Freeman & Lazarus Discuss Historic Shift on Environment

On January 30, Professors Jody Freeman and Richard Lazarus gave a talk at Harvard Law School examining why the Trump administration portends a historic shift on environmental and energy policy. The event, which was standing room only, drew a wide range of students from across the university and community members. Freeman and Lazarus addressed what […]

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Professor Jody Freeman on Trump’s “2 for 1” Executive Order

January 30, 2017 Trump’s new Executive Order titled “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs” requires that two rules be “identified for elimination” for every new one proposed. This policy of “2 for 1” regulations is arbitrary, not implementable, and a terrible idea. The purpose of an order like this is to strangle even the most […]

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Clinic Files Amicus Brief in the D.C. Circuit in Support of Mercury and Air Toxics Rule

On January 25, 2017, the Clinic filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Murray Energy Corporation, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al. on behalf of Elsie M. Sunderland and eight other scientists in the latest round of the Mercury and Air Toxics Rule […]

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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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Clinic Director Jacobs Discusses Living Lab Initiatives in Harvard Gazette

Clinic Director Wendy Jacobs was featured in an October 6, 2016 article in the Harvard Gazette on the University’s Living Lab Initiatives. Professor Jacobs will be leading the Climate Solutions Living Lab Course and Research Project, which is designed to bring together students from across the university in interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative approaches for […]

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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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