Professor Carlson of Emmett Institute Quoted in The Hill on Potential Court Deference for Clean Power Plan

September 26, 2016 – Ann Carlson, Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law and faculty co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, was quoted in The Hill on the potential court deference to President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The administration and its supporters are likely to lean heavily on the idea that courts should give federal agencies a great amount of deference in cases where the law is not clear.

“There is a long tradition in the courts … in deferring to complex decisions that EPA makes in implementing the Clean Air Act,” said Professor Carlson.

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