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EPI Fellow Konopacky Investigates Wisconsin Watershed Permitting

Harvard Environmental Policy Initiative (EPI) Fellow Jamie Konopacky travelled to Wisconsin to research creative watershed compliance approaches to nutrient pollution. Jamie met with the executive directors and sustainability representatives at all of the state’s metropolitan sewerage districts, regulatory and permitting officials, county conservation representatives, and NGOs. The diverse group of stakeholders provided in-depth insight into […]

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Professor Lazarus Files Supreme Court Brief

Professor Lazarus has filed a brief in the Supreme Court on behalf of St. Croix County, Wisconsin, in the case of Joseph P. Murr v. State of Wisconsin and St. Croix County. The case will examine the issue of regulatory takings under the Fifth Amendment. Specifically, the case addresses minimum acreage requirements on a stretch […]

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Professor Broad Lieb to Discuss Harvard Food Law Clinic Work in Open Lecture

The Harvard Law School Open Lecture Series (HLX) will host a talk by Professor Emily Broad Leib, Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic, on The Future of Food: How the Food Law and Policy Clinic is Improving Our Food System. Professor Broad Lieb will discuss the work being done at the HLS Food […]

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Clinic’s Shaun Goho Authors Paper on the Legal Implications of Report-Back in Household Exposure Studies

Staff Attorney Shaun Goho recently authored a paper that was accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives entitled The Legal Implications of Report-Back in Household Exposure Studies. In a household exposure study, researchers sample the air or dust in a home and analyze those samples to determine the presence and concentration of […]

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Clinic Submits Comments in Massachusetts Grid Modernization Proceedings and Electric Rate Case

In April 2016, the Clinic submitted comments to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (“DPU”) in grid modernization proceedings and an electric rate case. The Clinic asked DPU to apply a holistic energy justice perspective to decisions affecting electricity rates and the integration of, and access to, innovative technologies to the electric grid. The Clinic […]

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Environmental Law & Policy Clinic Hosts State Discussion of Legal Theories for Climate Change Responsibility

On Monday, April 25th, the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic hosted a workshop attended by staff from state Attorneys General offices to discuss the latest climate science and to think critically about legal theories for potentially assigning responsibility for climate impacts. The workshop, organized in collaboration with the Union of Concerned Scientists, featured presentations […]

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Students Meet Slithery Subject of Lawsuit

The students in Professor Lazarus’s Advanced Environmental Law course recently had a close encounter with the species they have been studying. The class has been studying a legal challenge to a Fish and Wildlife Service regulation seeking to restrict the interstate trade of some anaconda and python species. The case, U.S. Association of Reptile Keepers […]

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Professor Lazarus Leads Environmental Law Workshop at University of Tehran

Professor Richard Lazarus recently led a three-day workshop on environmental law at the University of Tehran in Iran focused on the challenges of environmental lawmaking in the United States and Iran. Roughly forty graduate students and government officials attended the workshop. Over three days, Professor Lazarus introduced and led discussion of several major challenges of […]

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Clinic and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Release Fisheries Co-Management Paper

The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, in collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), released a new report entitled Fisheries Co-Management in the United States: Incentives, Not Legal Changes, Key, which finds that legal or regulatory barriers to the co-management of fisheries are largely non-existent or easily navigated where stakeholder support exists. Co-management is a […]

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Professor Freeman Authors Foreign Affairs Analysis

Professor Freeman has written an assessment of the impact of Clean Power Plan litigation on the international climate agreement in Foreign Affairs. In “Obama’s Climate Challenge,” Professor Freeman argues that, “It is an overstatement […] to suggest that the success of international climate negotiations rests on the fate of the Clean Power Plan in U.S. […]

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