By Ted Hamilton—December 9 at 1:01 p.m. This blog post contains the views of the author alone, and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. On November 19, I and six other Harvard students brought a lawsuit against the university’s governing Corporation to compel it to divest its holdings from fossil fuel companies. Our case, … [Read more...] about The Divestment Lawsuit Against the Harvard Corporation
By Seth Johnson — November 13 at 10:39 a.m. Seth Johnson is a Senior Associate Attorney with Earthjustice and a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. Climate change is the environmental issue of the day and it, deservedly, is the focus of great attention. But many domestic air pollution issues remain, and … [Read more...] about There’s More than Just Climate: People Need Protection Against Air Toxics, Too
By Samantha Caravello -— October 14 at 12:11 p.m. [Update: a video of Professor Freeman and Professor Lazarus's talks at the Harvard University Center for the Environment is available here.] In June, EPA released a proposed rule for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants pursuant to its authority under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (“CAA”). … [Read more...] about Exploring the EPA’s New Power Plant Regulations with Professor Jody Freeman and Professor Richard Lazarus
By Inara Scott Climate change and efforts to address it have put the electric utility system under increasing pressure to adapt and evolve. Key to the success of these efforts will be the support of public utility commissions, the state agencies that oversee retail electric utilities. In an effort to determine how these commissions will make decisions, this Article explores … [Read more...] about Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Adapting Public Utility Commissions to Meet Twenty-First Century Climate Challenges
By Daniel Carpenter-Gold -- June 2 at 5:40pm This blog post contains the views of the author alone, and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Professor Coleman or ELR staff. “What difference do you think you can make? One man in all this madness?” -First Sergeant Edward Welsh, The Thin Red Line Scholars have come to recognize climate change as “the quintessential … [Read more...] about Unilateral Climate Action and Collective Change: What Can University Divestment Do?