Environmental Law Clinic

Mark Templeton on the Illinois EPA Suspending Vehicle Emissions Tests

Illinois Renewing License Plate Stickers Without Requiring Vehicle Emissions Test
Suzanne Le Mignot
CBS Chicago
March 2, 2016

“If these tests are not done we are not going to know which vehicles are emitting an excessive amount of pollution."

You may not have to take your car in for an emissions test in order to get your license plate sticker renewed this year. The reason: the state budget.

[...]

Jun still went and got the test done anyway. 

“I like to follow the rules,” he said. 

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

China's Environmental Future - Templeton at Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Date: 
03.03.2016
Location: 
Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604
Contact info (email or phone): 

312-726-3860

Pictures of Beijing’s skyline under “Red Alert” levels of pollution flooded the internet in late 2015. The government, in response, shut down hundreds of factories and canceled hundreds of flights – an action not at all surprising to western business leaders who regularly deal with environment-related disruptions.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Forbes on the "Inside The Paris Agreement" Event with Sue Biniaz

Inside The Paris Agreement: How The World Agreed To 'Balance' Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Jeff McMahon
Forbes
February 3, 2016

“One of the lessons there was, sometimes you can reach agreement by getting rid of terms and just explaining what you mean,” Biniaz said.

One surprise in the final draft of the Paris Agreement was a pledge by nearly all the world’s countries “to achieve a balance between anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases in the second half of this century.”

It was a wordier phrase than had appeared in previous drafts and proposals, and one likely to prove more effective.

Markets for Water? A discussion with Richard Sandor and Dan Tarlock, moderated by Mark Templeton

Can markets solve the problem of water scarcity in drought-hit areas? What are the promises and perils of water markets?

Richard Sandor,  Aaron Director Lecturer in Law and Economics

A. Dan Tarlock, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Program in Environmental and Energy Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law

Participating faculty: 
Richard Sandor
Participating faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Markets for Water? A discussion with Richard Sandor and Dan Tarlock, moderated by Mark Templeton

Can markets solve the problem of water scarcity in drought-hit areas? What are the promises and perils of water markets?

Can markets solve the problem of water scarcity in drought-hit areas? What are the promises and perils of water markets?

Richard Sandor, Aaron Director Lecturer in Law and Economics

A. Dan Tarlock, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Program in Environmental and Energy Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law

Markets for Water?: A Discussion with Dr. Richard Sandor and Professor Dan Tarlock (moderated by Mark Templeton)

Date: 
12.01.2015
Location: 
Law School Classroom V
Contact info (email or phone): 

Curtrice W. Scott (curtrice@uchicago.edu)

Lunch-time discussion about the promises and possible perils of water markets. Come out and learn about water sustainability and whether the problem of water scarcity can be solved through markets for water. This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited. Box lunch will be served.

Faculty: 
Richard Sandor
Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Abrams Environmental Law Clinic—Significant Accomplishments

September 29, 2015

In November 2014, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic—led by students Andrew M.

Climate Engineering: Into the Great Wide Open?

Global efforts to limit carbon emissions are to date insufficient to prevent dangerous and rapid warming of the climate.

Participating faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton
Participating faculty: 
David A. Weisbach

Reuters on Abrams Environmental Clinic's Shell Report

Groups Seek U.S. SEC Probe of Shell Arctic Drilling Risk Disclosures
Timothy Gardner
Reuters
April 28, 2015

Oceana, an international environmental group, and the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago, said the action they filed on Monday is part of a longer effort to get Shell to disclose risks to investors of the costs of any catastrophic oil spill and other potential accidents.

An environmental group and a law clinic have petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Royal Dutch Shell has adequately disclosed to investors the risks of oil exploration in Arctic waters, the groups said on Tuesday.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton
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