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Prof. Kennedy comments on TransCanada lawsuits for the “National Observer”

Prof. Kennedy comments on TransCanada lawsuits for the “National Observer”

Professor Robert Kennedy commented in the “National Observer” about the recent TransCanada lawsuits against the U.S. government. The suits are in reaction to President Obama’s rejection this past November of the Keystone pipeline project. Professor Kennedy is co-director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic. “The federal lawsuit is frivolous and the NAFTA lawsuit is a […]

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Prof. Coplan quoted in Westfair Communications article about sturgeon kills near TZB construction

Prof. Coplan quoted in Westfair Communications article about sturgeon kills near TZB construction

Professor Karl Coplan was quoted in an article about the sharp increase in the number of sturgeon killed in the area of the new Tappan Zee Bridge construction. Professor Coplan is the co-director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic. The clinic represents the environmental organization Riverkeeper which has been calling for greater scrutiny of the […]

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Prof. Pollans’ article on food safety v. environmental law featured in Penn Law’s blog

Prof. Pollans’ article on food safety v. environmental law featured in Penn Law’s blog

A post to “Reg Blog,” a publication of the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Penn Program on Regulation, discusses a recent article written by Pace Law Professor Margot Pollans. Professor Pollans notes that new regulations designed to protect food safety could come at the cost of environmental health. One paragraph reads: “Margot Pollans, a professor […]

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Environmental Litigation Clinic presses for state to review whether TZB construction is killing endangered fish

This past summer the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, representing the group Riverkeeper, petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service to re-examine the impact of the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge on endangered sturgeon in the Hudson River. This past week the Service “re-initiated consultation” with the Federal Highway Administration, the lead agency on the […]

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Environmental Litigation Clinic represents Riverkeeper in action against Indian Point

Indian Point nuclear power plant was denied a certificate required for its continued use of the Hudson River, an action that Riverkeeper says could potentially block the relicensing of the Westchester plant. Riverkeeper, the environmental organization actively opposed to the relicensing effort, is represented by the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic. The New York Department of […]

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Prof. Coplan among experts consulted to verify claim made by Sen. Rubio

Prof. Coplan among experts consulted to verify claim made by Sen. Rubio

While campaigning for President, Sen. Marco Rubio pledged to reverse many of President Barack Obama’s environmental policies. He especially cited the Clean Water Act, which he called “burdensome” to business. “Politifact”, a partner of the “Tampa Bay Times” and the “Miami Herald,” investigated the veracity of Sen. Rubio’s claim that the CWA regulated bodies of […]

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NPR quotes Prof. Garfield in story about NYS AG investigating Exxon Mobil

NPR quotes Prof. Garfield in story about NYS AG investigating Exxon Mobil

In its coverage of the steps taken by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate whether Exxon Mobil lied about its knowledge of the effects of climate change, National Public Radio spoke with Professor Leslie Garfield. The story examines whether the company misled the public and its shareholders about the impact of fossil fuels […]

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Prof. Cassuto named Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

Prof. Cassuto named Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

Professor David Cassuto has been named a Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics where he will join other academics seeking to “pioneer ethical perspectives on animals.” Professor Cassuto teaches animal law at Pace and was the co-editor of the book “Animal Law and the Courts.” To learn more about the Oxford Centre of […]

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Karl Robago writes about NESEMC, an effective response to outdated solar energy policies

Karl Robago writes about NESEMC, an effective response to outdated solar energy policies

In most regions of the country, public policy has scrambled to keep pace with the rapid expansion of the solar energy market, especially in the northeast where each state has crafted its own guidelines. Karl Rabago and his colleague Mike Trahan write about the effectiveness of the Northeast Solar Energy Market Coalition (NESEMC), an organization […]

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Prof. Nolon comments on NPR about voluntary limits on fracking

Prof. Nolon comments on NPR about voluntary limits on fracking

Professor John Nolon appeared on National Public Radio to discuss cases where towns have prohibited fracking. In some of these situations, the bans have been challenged in court. While towns have banned the practice in about 25 states, some energy companies have tried to work with towns as well as raise their safety standards. Professor […]

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