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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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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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Policy Initiative Convenes Experts to Discuss Future of Electricity Regulation

On July 25, the Harvard Environmental Policy Initiative convened a stellar cast of energy law faculty, current and former public utility commissioners, and other industry experts to discuss the legal framework for tomorrow’s electricity sector. EPI co-hosted the Nashville workshop with Duke University’s Nicholas Institute and the University of North Carolina’s Center for Climate, Energy, […]

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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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Peskoe Discusses Rooftop Solar with FTC

Ari Peskoe, Senior Fellow at the Policy Initiative, was a panelist at a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) workshop about distributed solar generation. Peskoe’s presentation focused on the role that state utility regulation plays in setting the terms and conditions for ratepayer adoption of rooftop solar. His thesis was that the one hundred year old utility […]

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