Environmental Law Clinic

Lin & Templeton, "Carbon Emission Regulations"

A Debate: Carbon Emission Regulations

With Elbert Lin and Professor Mark Templeton

Moderated by Sean Helle

Participating faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Abrams Environmental Law Clinic - Significant Accomplishments

October 9, 2014

Representing the Sierra Club, Prairie Rivers Network, and Open lands, the Abrams Environmental Law clinic is suing the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and Mississippi Sand LLC to prevent Mississippi Sand from moving forward with a sand mine that would be immediately adjacent to Starved Rock State Park, arguably Illinois’ best state park and one which more than two million person

Sean Helle

Lecturer in Law and Abrams Environmental Clinic Fellow

Sean Helle is a lecturer and fellow in the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic. Before coming to the Law School, Sean worked as a litigator and lobbyist at Earthjustice; an associate at Arnold & Porter; and a law clerk to Judge Diana E.

Law of the Land Visits South Works, Former U.S. Steel Site

November 13, 2013

On November 2, seventeen intrepid law students braved the winds off Lake Michigan to visit South Works, the site of the former U.S.

Abrams Environmental Law Clinic -- Significant Accomplishments 2012-13

September 24, 2013

The Abrams Environmental Law Clinic successfully represented Prairie Rivers Network (PRN), an Illinois-oriented water quality organization based in Champaign-Urbana, and their affected members in an administrative challenge to a mining permit issued by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to Macoupin Energy’s Shay 1

Panel: "The Local Battle Against Climate Change"

On April 9, 2013, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, American Constitution Society and the Environmental Law Society presented a panel on local efforts to combat climate change: What can be done uniquely on a local level? What roles do the government, advocacy groups, and private corporations play? How do local efforts interact with state, federal, and global initiatives?

68:17 minutes (62.51 MB)

Mark Templeton Participates in IOP Roundtable on Climate Change Policy

Climate Change: A Policy Forecast
University of Chicago Institute of Politics
April 24, 2013

What are the prospects for legislative action surrounding climate change this year? And what effect, if any, will those policies have on reducing carbon emissions and improving the environment? We explore those questions—and the policy climate in Washington—with a panel of leading experts.

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