Course Description

LAWS 6712
Climate Change Law and Policy
General Description:
Examines the science of climate change and the broader role of science in public policymaking. Reviews the changing legal landscape to abate greenhouse gas emissions, and key issues in policy design. Reviews the Supreme Court's April 2nd, 2007 decision in Massachusetts v. EPA, overturning EPA's refusal to regulate greenhouse gas pollution from motor vehicle tailpipes, and the aftermath in the courts, Executive Branch and Congress.

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LAWS 6712-001

Instructor(s): William Boyd

Credits: 3

Meeting Times & Locations:
   Mon,Wed   1:00 PM - 2:20 PM   WOLF 304

Syllabus: Spring 2013 Syllabus