On January 28, 2014, the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case Utility Air Regulatory Group v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This case involves challenges to EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration program of the Clean Air Act. Clinic student William Cranch (JD ’15) wrote the brief under the supervision of Clinic Director Wendy Jacobs and Senior Clinical Instructor Shaun Goho.
The Clinic also filed two amicus briefs on February 14, 2014 in related cases before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court involving a proposed power plant in Brockton, Massachusetts. Clinical students Alexandria Shasteen (JD ’14), Jean Tanis (JD ’15), and Zachary Kearns (JD ’14) worked with Clinic Director Wendy Jacobs and Clinical Instructor Aladdine Joroff on these briefs.