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Konopacky Presents Watershed Management Findings at Symposium

EPI fellow Jamie Konopacky attended and presented at the 9th annual watershed management symposium focused on urban and agricultural collaborations in Dubuque Iowa on February 9. Jamie discussed topics covered in her forthcoming publications. The first part of her talk focused on developing a healthy watershed policy matrix through amendments to and integration of Clean […]

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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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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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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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