HELR Volume 39, Issue 1 Now Available Online

MOUNTAINS_mtnvalley_Co_alecharrisThe Harvard Environmental Law Review is pleased to announce that Volume 39, Issue 1 is now available in print and on the HELR website!

Volume 39.1 features short essays and articles on a range of cutting edge topics in environmental law. The issue kicks off with a symposium examining the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, and its implications for climate regulation under the Clean Air Act. The symposium authors gathered on the Harvard Law School campus in February 2015 to discuss their essays and opinions of the case. If you missed the panel, you can watch a video recording here.

The issue also features three articles that discuss the rise of private governance regimes on fracking and their implications for federalism; managing endangered species trapped between rising sea levels and human development in the context of climate change; and whether the politically controversial environmental settlement practices of recent administrations are consonant with administrative law principles. Finally, the issue concludes with a student note examining China’s new Environmental Protection Law and two student case comments, one on Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio‘s implications for legal challenges to EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, and one on what EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P. means for whether agencies can consider costs in the face of statutory silence.

We hope you will read and enjoy, and we look forward to bringing you the next issue in Summer 2015.