Global Warming and the Clean Air Act in the Supreme Court: The Massachusetts v. EPA and Duke Energy Decisions
Tuesday, 4/03/2007 1:30 PM (EST)
Panel Discussion: "Global Warming and the Clean Air Act in the Supreme Court: The Massachusetts v. EPA and Duke Energy Decisions"
William M. Bumpers, Partner, Baker Botts
Sean H. Donahue, Visiting Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law, and Counsel for Environmental Defense, et al.
Peter S. Glaser, Partner, Troutman Sanders
Lisa Heinzerling, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, and lead author of the petitioners' briefs in the Massachusetts case
Richard Lazarus, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, and Director, Georgetown Law Supreme Court Institute
On April 2, 2007, the Supreme Court issued decisions in Massachusetts v. EPA and Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy. In Massachusetts v. EPA,
the Court's first case dealing directly with global warming, the Court
reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and required
EPA to reconsider its decision not to regulate greenhouse gas emission
from motor vehicles. In Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy,
the Court reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit,
reinstating an enforcement proceeding against Duke Energy.
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