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Gina McCarthy to be nominated as EPA head

Holly Doremus, professor of law | March 4, 2013

As predicted by Cara Horowitz recently, it’s being widely reported (for example here) this morning (March 4) that Gina McCarthy, currently EPA’s Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, is Obama’s pick to succeed Lisa Jackson as EPA Administrator. Cara sees this appointment as a good thing for EPA’s climate policy efforts and … Continue reading »

Great expectations: A dozen views of Obama’s second term

Dan Farber, professor of law | December 18, 2012

As we approach inauguration day next month, I thought it would be interesting to pull together the advice that people are giving him about his second term. Here are some links if you’re interested in what people are hoping for (or in some cases, dreading): From the N.Y. Times, the views of Carol Browner (advocating … Continue reading »

White House science advisors call for better ecosystem information

Holly Doremus, professor of law | July 26, 2011

If you’ve never heard of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), you’re not alone. It’s not a group that’s often in the news. But its new report, “Sustaining Environmental Capital: Protecting Society and the Economy,” is worth a read. This report does two important things. First, it defends the role of government … Continue reading »