HUCE Special Interview: The Supreme Court and the Clean Power Plan

2016 HKS Professors Jody Freeman and Richard Lazarus, Moderated by Kate Konschnik


Jody Freeman, Archibald Cox Professor of Law; Director, Environmental Law Program, Harvard Law School; Richard Lazarus, Howard J. and Katherine W. Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Moderated by Kate Konschnik, Lecturer on Law; founding Director, Harvard Law School's Environmental Policy Initiative of the Environmental Law Program

In the U.S. effort to confront climate change and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, there may be no more important issue right now than the fate of the Clean Power Plan—President Obama's initiative from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions in the electric power sector.

Harvard University is fortunate to have in its ranks extraordinary experts and legal scholars who can offer us some perspective on the likely fate of the Clean Power Plan and what different outcomes are possible over the next several months. Harvard Law School faculty members Jody Freeman and Richard Lazarus met recently at the Center for the Environment for a discussion, moderated by Kate Konschnik, on the Supreme Court and the future of the Clean Power Plan.