Environmental Law Clinic

Energy and Environmental Policy in the Trump Administration

Date: 
12.05.2016
Location: 
Saieh Hall, Room 146
Contact info (email or phone): 

epic@uchicago.edu

With Republicans in control of Congress and the White House, most observers are expecting a significant shift in U.S. energy and climate policy in the coming years. President-elect Donald J. Trump has promised a review and rollback of U.S. climate regulations and increased access to fossil fuel resources on public lands. He has also suggested he will renegotiate or withdraw the U.S.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Mark N. Templeton on the Future of Coal Under Trump

The Future of Coal Under Trump
Off The Charts Energy Podcast
November 18, 2016

During the campaign, Trump promised to roll back regulations that reduce carbon emissions in the power sector and put laid-off coal workers back on the job. Can he meet those promises?

During the campaign, Trump promised to roll back regulations that reduce carbon emissions in the power sector and put laid-off coal workers back on the job. Can he meet those promises?

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Abrams Environmental Law Clinic Represents East Chicago, IN, Residents in Cleanup Deal

November 8, 2016

From the NWI Times:

Residents in East Chicago’s Calumet neighborhood have asked a federal judge to give them a say regarding an agreement reached in 2014 for an environmental cleanup of the Superfund site encompassing their homes.

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Law School Students Deliver Environmental Legal Aid

Law School Students Deliver Environmental Legal Aid
Carla Reiter
UChicago News
October 21, 2016

When a rowing team for breast cancer survivors had concerns about pollution along a stretch of the Chicago River where they train, they turned to students at the University of Chicago Law School.

When a rowing team for breast cancer survivors had concerns about pollution along a stretch of the Chicago River where they train, they turned to students at the University of Chicago Law School.  

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Templeton: The Clean Power Plan's Courtroom Battle -- How Much Does It Matter?

The Clean Power Plan's Courtroom Battle -- How Much Does It Matter?
Mark N. Templeton
Forbes
September 30, 2016

The legal battle over the Obama administration’s cornerstone action to confront climate change, the Clean Power Plan, marked another milestone on Tuesday when opponents and supporters alike got their day in court in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Tetyana Rabczak, LLM'16: From Law Student To Commissioner’s Right Hand

Tetyana Rabczak: From Law Student To Commissioner’s Right Hand
EPIC News
September 28, 2016

This month, recent University of Chicago Law School graduate Tetyana Rabczak (LL.M, ’16) started her new job at the Illinois Commerce Commission. And, she credits the University of Chicago in a big way for helping her land it.

This month, recent University of Chicago Law School graduate Tetyana Rabczak (LL.M, ’16) started her new job at the Illinois Commerce Commission. And, she credits the University of Chicago in a big way for helping her land it.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Robert A. Weinstock

Lecturer in Law and the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic Fellow

Robert A. Weinstock is a Lecturer in Law and the Abrams Environmental Law Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, where he assists in clinical instruction and management of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic's diverse and cutting-edge advocacy efforts.

Abrams Environmental Law Clinic Releases Policy Toolkit to Improve Energy Efficiency

Policy Toolkit Seeks to Improve Energy Efficiency
EPIC News
June 23, 2016

Guidebook for regulators provides solutions to unleash energy use data—while protecting privacy and addressing liability and other concerns—to ensure energy-efficiency investments deliver the greatest bang for their buck.

Recent studies have shown that energy-efficiency investments don’t deliver their expected returns largely because these expectations are based on model projections instead of real-life data.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

A Broader Grasp of Environmental Law

Claire Stamler-Goody
Law School Communications
May 17, 2016

A panel on the Flint water crisis brought a recent graduate back to the Law School to discuss his work on the case.

A recent Law School panel on the Flint water crisis was so popular that even with extra chairs, some people still had to sit on the floor. It was a testament, perhaps, to the widespread concern over the public health emergency and failure of governance that has garnered extensive media coverage over the last year.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Insider's Debate: Will the Clean Power Plan Survive?

Date: 
05.05.2016
Location: 
Room IV

More than 170 nations just committed to reduce their emissions in order to confront the climate threat. Now, the big question on the minds of national and global leaders is whether the U.S. will be able to meet its commitment as the nation's key climate strategy—The Clean Power Plan—faces serious legal challenges after the Supreme Court issued a "stay" on the rule earlier this year.

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