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Hana Vizcarra at Vermont Law Review Symposium

September 19, 2018 Environmental & Energy Law Program Staff Attorney Hana Vizcarra spoke at the Vermont Law Review’s 2018 Annual Symposium on Friday, September 14th. This year’s Symposium theme was “Corporations and Climate Change: How Businesses are Changing the Environmental Landscape.” She spoke about how the discussion around incorporating more expansive climate-risk disclosures in financial […]

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The Clean Power Plan Proposed Replacement – Background and Analysis

This backgrounder supplements our regularly updated Regulatory Rollback Tracker post on the Clean Power Plan.  8/17/18 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to propose shortly a rule to replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP). Last year, EPA proposed to repeal the CPP and issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for its replacement. The repeal […]

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CAFE Standards and the California Preemption Plan

The National Highway Traffic Safety Authority (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have proposed to treat California’s greenhouse gas standards as preempted by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA). Here’s our legal analysis of this and the proposed new emissions and fuel economy standards.

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Emmett Clinic Files Comments on Behalf of Environmental Clinics Opposing EPA’s Proposed “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” Rule

August 15, 2018 – The Emmett Clinic filed a second set of comments today opposing EPA’s proposal to “Strengthen Transparency in Regulatory Science” on behalf of itself and other environmental clinics across the country, urging EPA to withdraw the proposed rule both because it is procedurally deficient and beyond the scope of EPA’s authority and because, […]

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Emmett Clinic Files Amicus Briefs in Cases Challenging EPA Science Advisory Board Directive

August 14, 2018 – This summer, the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic has filed amicus briefs in two cases challenging former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s directive to exclude scientists who hold EPA research grants from serving on the agency’s science advisory committees.  The Clinic’s briefs, filed on behalf of former senior agency officials from […]

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Victory in Chlorpyrifos Case in which Clinic Submitted Amicus Brief

August 9, 2018 – Earlier this year, the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic submitted an amicus brief on behalf of several health professional organizations in a case challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s failure to ban agricultural uses of the organophosphate pesticide chlorpyrifos.  Today, in a victory for public health and for science-based decisionmaking, the Ninth […]

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Emmett Clinic Files Comments Opposing EPA’s Proposed “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” Rule

The Emmett Clinic just filed comments opposing EPA’s proposal to “Strengthen Transparency in Regulatory Science” on behalf of nearly 100 leaders in science and medicine from Harvard University.  The proposed rule would bar EPA from relying on key peer-reviewed scientific and medical studies and would cripple EPA’s ability to fulfill its mandate to protect the public […]

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Environmental & Energy Law Program Weighs In on Kennedy and Kavanaugh

We have thoughts on Supreme Court Justice Kennedy’s retirement and the nomination of Kavanaugh to replace him. Professors Jody Freeman and Richard Lazarus and Executive Director Joe Goffman have all gone on record recently to discuss the potential impact of this move by Kennedy and the Trump Administration.   Jody Freeman “Kavanaugh has had ample opportunity […]

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Denying the Health Benefits of Pollution Reduction

If the EPA wants to defeat its mandate to protect public health and the environment from pollution, a coordinated series of attacks on how the benefits of pollution reduction are defined and quantified is on the critical path to doing so.  Since at least October 2017, the EPA has taken steps along that path, introducing […]

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Subverting the Process of Setting Health-Based Air Quality Standards: Our Interview With Janet McCabe

Listen below to our recent podcast featuring Janet McCabe, former Acting Assistant Administrator for the EPA Office of Air and Radiation and current Assistant Director for Policy and Implementation at Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute and a Senior Law Fellow at the Environmental Law and Policy Center.   Key points from our interview: The science- […]

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