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The Harvard Law School Environmental & Energy Law Program influences policy discussions about environmental, climate, and energy issues. The EELP offers robust legal analysis and practical governance solutions that will move these discussions forward.

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The Harvard Law School Environmental & Energy Law Program influences policy discussions about environmental, climate, and energy issues. The EELP offers robust legal analysis and practical governance solutions that will move these discussions forward.

    58-Biden's first 100 Days on Climate and the Environment with Hana Vizcarra and Hannah Perls

    58-Biden's first 100 Days on Climate and the Environment with Hana Vizcarra and Hannah Perls

    EELP Staff Attorney Hana Vizcarra and Fellow Hannah Perls talk about the progress of the Biden administration on climate and environmental priorities now that the first hundred days have passed. We originally posted this as a video, which you can view at the link below. See here for a full transcript of this episode http://eelp.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/CleanLaw-58-Hannah-and-Hana-Assess-Biden-Progress-in-First-100-Days-1.pdf

    Video link: https://youtu.be/EhvV80q8kx8

    Other links we mention:

    Tracking the Biden-Harris Climate Agenda https://eelp.law.harvard.edu/portfolios/environmental-governance/biden-climate-environmental-tracker/

    Corporate Climate-Related Disclosure https://eelp.law.harvard.edu/climate-related-disclosure-and-financial-risk-management/

    Rethinking the “One National Program” for Clean Cars https://eelp.law.harvard.edu/2021/03/rethinking-the-one-national-program/

    US Regulatory Barriers to an Ambitious Paris Agreement Commitment https://eelp.law.harvard.edu/2021/04/us-paris-commitment/

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    • 45 min
    57-Environmental Racism in NC Hog Farming Pt 2 w/Naeema Muhammad, Elizabeth Haddix, & Hannah Perls

    57-Environmental Racism in NC Hog Farming Pt 2 w/Naeema Muhammad, Elizabeth Haddix, & Hannah Perls

    EELP Fellow Hannah Perls speaks with Naeema Muhammad and Elizabeth Haddix. Naeema is a life-long activist and the Organizing Co-Director of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network, where she has worked for the past two decades leading state-wide campaigns and supporting grassroots efforts for environmental and social justice.

    Elizabeth is a Managing Attorney with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She previously was the Senior Staff Attorney at the University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights where she led the center’s environmental justice docket from 2010 until 2017, when UNC eliminated the Center’s ability to represent clients, after which Elizabeth and the Center’s only other staff attorney, Mark Dorosin, formed the Julius Chambers Center for Civil Rights and continued to represent all their clients. In 2019, the Chambers Center became the Lawyers’ Committee’s only regional office.

    This is the second episode in a 2-part series in which we look at environmental justice litigation in eastern North Carolina, where communities are challenging pervasive air and water pollution from industrial hog operations.
    https://ncejn.org/
    https://lawyerscommittee.org/

    Full transcript here http://eelp.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/CleanLaw-57-Hannah-Naeema-Elizabeth-NC-Hog-Farms-Title-VI-pt-2.pdf

    CleanLaw Production Team: Robin Just, Andy Dolph, and Sara Levy

    • 58 min
    56 - Environmental Racism in NC Hog Farming with Naeema Muhammad, Alexis Andiman, & Hannah Perls

    56 - Environmental Racism in NC Hog Farming with Naeema Muhammad, Alexis Andiman, & Hannah Perls

    In this episode EELP Fellow Hannah Perls spoke with Naeema Muhammad and Alexis Andiman. Naeema is a life-long activist and the Organizing Co-Director of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network, where she has worked for the past two decades leading state-wide campaigns and supporting grassroots efforts for environmental and social justice. Alexis Andiman is a staff attorney with the Sustainable Food & Farming Program with Earthjustice.

    This is the first episode in a 2-part series in which we’ll look at some of the legal tools advocates are using to challenge the disparate impacts of pollution in environmental justice communities. In both episodes, we’ll be focusing on eastern North Carolina, where communities are challenging pervasive air and water pollution from industrial hog operations.

    A full transcript of this episode is available at http://eelp.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/CleanLaw-56-Hannah-Naeema-Alexis-NC-Hog-Farms-Title-VI.pdf

    For more on Naeema's and Alexis's work:
    https://ncejn.org/
    https://earthjustice.org/about/offices/sustainable-food-farming

    CleanLaw Production Team: Robin Just, Andy Dolph, and Sara Levy

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    Ep 55-Energy Utility Regulatory Frameworks and Climate Laws with Justin Gundlach& Elizabeth Stein

    Ep 55-Energy Utility Regulatory Frameworks and Climate Laws with Justin Gundlach& Elizabeth Stein

    Note: this episode was recorded in January, 2021.

    In this episode our staff attorney Caitlin McCoy was joined by Justin Gundlach and Elizabeth Stein to discuss their recent article "Harmonizing States' Energy Utility Regulation Frameworks and Climate Laws. A Case Study of New York." 

    Justin is a senior attorney at the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law. His work focuses on state-level energy and climate policy. And he's a coeditor of Climate Change, Public Health, and the Law, and the author of numerous publications and amicus briefs on legal and policy issues related to the impacts of energy use on climate and of climate change on infrastructure and public health. 

    Elizabeth is the lead counsel for energy transition at the Environmental Defense Fund. She engages in state proceedings to advocate for aligning energy policies with state climate policies. And she has a particular focus on reducing reliance on oil and gas in transportation and in the building sector. She's successfully developed and advocated for best practices in the electric system to make sure that the grid is resilient and supports sustainability and reliability. And an important part of her work of course is collaborating with state and local agencies. 

    A full transcript is available here http://eelp.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/CleanLaw-55-Caitlin-Elizabeth-Justin-NY.pdf

    CleanLaw Production Team: Robin Just, Andy Dolph, and Sara Levy

    • 53 min
    Ep 54 - Electric Utility Mergers and Industry Consolidation with Scott Hempling and Ari Peskoe

    Ep 54 - Electric Utility Mergers and Industry Consolidation with Scott Hempling and Ari Peskoe

    Ari Peskoe, speaks with Scott Hempling, adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center about Scott’s new book, Regulating Mergers and Acquisitions of the U.S. Electric Utilities: Industry Concentration and Corporate Complication. Scott has also written about FERC’s review of utility merger applications in a 2018 Energy Law Journal Article entitled Inconsistent with the Public Interest: FERC’s Three Decades of Deference to Electricity Consolidation.

    Note: we recorded this episode in early November, 2020.

    See here for a full transcript of this episode. http://eelp.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/CleanLaw-54-Ari-and-Scott-Hempling-on-Electric-Utility-Mergers.pdf

    • 57 min
    Ep 53 - Climate Science, Communication, and Hope: Katharine Hayhoe and Joe Goffman

    Ep 53 - Climate Science, Communication, and Hope: Katharine Hayhoe and Joe Goffman

    In this episode our executive director Joe Goffman interviews climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Texas Tech Climate Center and Professor in Public Policy and Public Law in the Department of Political Science. Professor Hayhoe talks about the cutting edge science of climate change attribution, how she tries to help the public understand the reality of climate change by making it local, how best to assess and report the impacts of it, and why she is hopeful. Click here for a full transcript of this episode http://eelp.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/CleanLaw-53.pdf

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