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Dan Farber, professor of law

Dan Farber

Daniel Farber is the Sho Sato Professor of Law and chair of the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. He is also the faculty director of the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment. He serves on the editorial board of Foundation Press, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Law Institute. He has written several books, including “Judgment Calls: Politics and Principle in Constitutional Law” (Oxford University Press 2008); “Retained by the People: The Silent Ninth Amendment and the Rights Americans Don’t Know They Have” (Basic Books 2007); and “Lincoln’s Constitution” (University of Chicago Press 2003). He earned his B.A., M.A., and J.D. degrees at the University of Illinois.

Posts by Dan Farber

10-20-14Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The Ebola panic
10-7-14Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?Lessons from an epidemic
9-11-14Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?State(s) of obesity
8-27-14Science & Technology: What's on your mind?From germ theory to global warming, science denialism is beyond parody
7-7-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?The grassy quad: Does this campus-life emblem need to go?
5-27-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?The Pentagon sees climate change as a national-security threat; House Republicans seek to thwart it
5-5-14Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Justice Scalia’s puzzling dissent
4-28-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Renewable energy and political geography
4-16-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Does the Keystone XL pipeline matter?
3-27-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Biofuels and food prices
3-17-14Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Rand Paul versus clean water
2-6-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Keystone nation: Mapping the politics of the pipeline
2-3-14Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Is it unconstitutional for the President to implement major new policies by regulation?
1-21-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Lightbulb wars: the saga continues
1-17-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?When cooking can kill
1-6-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?The quiet failure of climate denial in 2013
12-5-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Is climate change a bulldozer or bullet train?
11-25-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The filibuster and the environment
11-18-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Rethinking climate ‘adaptation’
10-22-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Playing chicken with food safety
10-10-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Denial as a way of life
10-8-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?The debt ceiling and the environment
9-9-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Can insurance markets handle catastrophic risks?
8-13-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The long, losing war against government regulation
7-15-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The strange world of the Small Business Administration
7-12-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The House GOP takes a courageous stand against food safety
7-3-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Environmental haiku for summer
5-28-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Write your own news story
5-6-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The Roberts Court’s corporate romance
3-19-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Why I’m boycotting Coke
2-26-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Ignorance as political bliss: The Republican war on social science
2-15-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Why is each sequel worse than the last?
2-12-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The death of climate legislation revisited
1-29-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The NAACP and the politics of race and regulation
1-3-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Looking ahead to 2050
12-18-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Great expectations: A dozen views of Obama’s second term
12-17-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Attitudes on climate change, environmental science and clean energy
11-27-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Heating up the Eurozone
11-19-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Take a hike!
11-13-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Why the GOP should embrace renewable energy and energy efficiency
11-9-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Climate change may be more severe than previously expected
11-5-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?What would Romney do? How reelection strategy could shape a Romney presidency
10-31-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Redeeming FEMA: How the agency has been strengthened since Katrina
10-30-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?From green governor to conservative candidate: The amazing transformation of Mitt Romney
10-29-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Romney vs. disaster assistance
10-26-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Romney vs. Obama: Showdown at the auto CAFE
10-22-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Climate change and tonight’s debate
9-12-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Fossil fuels’ future role in the electricity system
9-7-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The mythical threat of a regulatory deluge
8-30-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The GOP platform and the environment
8-21-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The irony of Todd Akin
8-3-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Climate change: What did Romney believe and when did he believe it?
7-31-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Romney’s views on climate policy: A detailed timeline
7-30-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Christie and climate change
7-6-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Fat City, U.S.A.
6-25-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Rio+20 and network governance
6-4-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Who took the “think” out of think tanks?
5-22-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Using a carbon tax to decrease the deficit
5-9-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Sometimes people really are out to get you
4-23-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?A side-by-side comparison of Romney and Obama on energy and environment
3-23-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Attack of the dim bulbs (a dismayingly ongoing series)
3-12-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Risk assessment post-Fukushima: Going beyond the ‘design-basis event’
2-27-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Fukushima nuclear crisis: A disaster deemed ‘inconceivable’
2-21-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Placing a ceiling on protection for public health
2-8-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Ranking the presidents on the environment
2-6-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Air pollution levels in China
1-24-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Rebound redux
1-9-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Rick Santorum: Second-most anti-environmental candidate
1-4-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Why critics should stop bashing EPA (and what they should talk about instead)
12-12-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?What happened in Durban?
12-9-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Ron Paul: The most anti-environmental candidate ever
11-21-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Gingrich and the environment
11-10-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Climate change in living color
11-7-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Whatever happened to K Street?
10-31-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?When can we attribute extreme events to climate change?
10-25-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?The credibility of climate science
10-19-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?When we found the right words
10-3-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Chris Christie and the environment
9-30-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Accounting for the harm of coal
9-19-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?The ozone rule: What Sunstein didn’t say
9-7-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Sustainability and the pursuit of happiness
8-29-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?For clean air and fresh produce, skip Mesa, Ariz.
8-25-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Lost in the ozone again
8-15-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?The G.O.P. candidates on energy (and environment)
8-1-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Carbon pricing: How would it affect the poor?
7-29-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Some good news — on fuel efficiency — for a change
7-13-11Politics & LawPolitics & Law: What's on your mind?Attack of the dim bulbs
4-4-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Environmental justice and adaptation to climate change
3-29-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?U.S. House of Representatives v. Modern Science
3-23-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Education and views about climate change
3-8-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Climate change impacts in China
3-3-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Michelle Bachmann’s unconstitutional light-bulb bill
3-1-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Climate change and the Pope
1-26-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The State of the Union Address: Good on energy, MIA on climate change
1-24-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?The BP oil spill and the disappearing Louisiana coast
1-18-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?A roadmap for sustainable consumption
1-7-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?“Cementing” the GOP’s environmental policy in place
1-4-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Energy efficiency causes us to use more energy? Really?
12-28-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Forty years after its founding, what has the EPA achieved?
12-14-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?A glimpse of the future at the Tokyo airport
12-2-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Holiday shopping season reflections on happiness and sustainability
11-22-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Dim bulbs
11-16-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Melting the ice (but not in a fun, life of the party way)
11-12-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Conservative positions on climate that fall within the range of rational debate
11-9-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Automating the climate debate
10-22-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?King Canute meets the BP spill: The sand berm boondoggle
9-20-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Will the future be ‘Made in China’?
9-14-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?A vigorous global response to a global economic threat. Why is climate change so different?
9-3-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?The not-so-skeptical environmentalist
8-11-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Biofuels and the domino effect on land use
6-2-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?We’ve known the risks in the Gulf for 40 years
5-6-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Feds exempted BP’s Gulf of Mexico drilling operation from a detailed environmental impact analysis
4-13-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Justice Stevens: Architect of modern environmental law doctrine
1-22-10Court bans limits on campaign spendingOf the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations?
10-13-09Copenhagen failure consequencesWhat’s Next After Copenhagen?