09/30/2020 - Jody Freeman

What Amy Coney Barrett could mean for climate law

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With a more conservative judge such as Barrett, the court could weaken Massachusetts without overturning it, said Jody Freeman, director of Harvard Law School’s Environmental and Energy Law Program and a former Obama White House adviser. That could include “interpreting provisions to require additional cost benefit analysis, taking a limited approach to the ‘co-benefits’ that come with climate rules, and otherwise making it harder for the agency to regulate greenhouse gases and other pollution,” she said in an email.

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