Presidential Progress On Climate Change: Will The Courts Interfere With What Needs To Be Done To Save Our Planet?

Michael B. Gerrard Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School

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President Biden ran for office on the strongest climate change platform of any major presidential nominee. But as Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School, explains in a new ACS Issue Brief, the fate of the administration’s plans may be in the hands of the courts. Faced with “the most conservative Supreme Court in generations,” Gerrard lays out the legal doctrines that are most likely to be used to challenge the administration’s environmental actions and how lawmakers can try to mitigate any legal exposure.

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