We are marking a few important milestones this year: 10 years of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, 10 years of our blog Legal Planet , and 25 years of our Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic. More importantly, we are better positioned than ever to serve students, the profession, and our community through rigorous analysis and training. We launched a new specialization in environmental law this year, added outstanding faculty , and continue to engage with lawmakers to safeguard public health and the environment. We hope you enjoy this roundup of our work.
Sean Hecht and  Cara Horowitz , co-executive directors, Emmett Institute

With a major gift and matching challenge from the Emmett Foundation announced this spring, the Emmett Institute is bolstering its work on teaching, research, and advancing climate and environment solutions.
In May 2018, UCLA Law announced a $4.3 million gift and major matching opportunity from the Emmett Foundation to expand the Emmett Institute's cutting-edge policy, research, and advocacy work, as well as its support for students and graduates. 

"The Emmett Institute is addressing our unprecedented environmental challenges at a time when the federal government is retreating from its role as a responsible steward,"  Dan Emmett  said. "Our goal is to see the institute continue to develop innovative solutions and produce advocates dedicated to advancing responsible environmental policy."
Ralph '53 and Shirley Shapiro donated $1 million to the Emmett Institute this year. Half of that amount, dedicated to fund Emmett Institute work, will be matched by the Emmett Foundation as part of Dan and Rae Emmett’s matching challenge. The other $500,000 will go to the Ann Carlson Discretionary Fund, also in support of the Emmett Institute . The Emmett Foundation has generously agreed to match the Shapiros’ gift to support the Carlson Fund , meaning the overall value of the gift is $2 million.
William Boyd, one of the nation's leading scholars of energy and environmental law,  joins the UCLA faculty as both a member of the Emmett Institute and at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. 

Boyd has written pathbreaking articles on public utilities; the history and role of risk regulation and analysis in American health, safety, and environmental law; the emergence of forestry resources in international climate policy; and the role of science and technology in environmental law. Two of his articles have been selected as among the top five environmental law articles for the year in which they were published. Boyd's book,  The Slain Wood: Papermaking and its Environmental Consequences in the American South , received the 2016 Edelstein Prize from the Society for the History of Technology. 

Boyd also serves as project lead for the  Governor's Climate and Forests Task Force , a consortium of 38 subnational jurisdictions around the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and land use. Boyd is teaching courses in energy and environmental law and policy for both law and undergraduate students at UCLA. Previously, Boyd was a professor at the University of Colorado School of Law.
UCLA School of Law offers new specialization in environmental law.  The specialization rewards students with deep interest in environmental law, provides a structure for enhanced individual counseling of students, and helps graduates join the many UCLA Law alumni who have gone on to leadership roles in the profession. Students who fulfill the requirements receive notations on their diplomas and transcripts.
Julia Stein joins UCLA Law as clinical supervising attorney of the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic and project director for the Emmett Institute. Stein co-teaches our clinic and augments our advocacy efforts through litigation, policy work and legislative advocacy. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Stein has nearly a decade of experience in private practice, serves on the executive committee for the Environmental Section of the California Lawyers Association and is editor-in-chief of the Section's publication, Environmental Law News .
The Emmett Institute now has 15 environmental law and policy experts working on scholarship, policy analysis, and student training.

  • William Boyd, Professor of Law
  • Ann E. Carlson, Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law; Faculty Co-Director, Emmett Institute
  • Timothy Malloy, Professor of Law; Faculty Director, UCLA Sustainable Technology and Policy Program
  • Edward A. Parson, Dan and Rae Emmett Professor of Environmental Law; Faculty Co-Director, Emmett Institute
  • James Salzman, Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law
  • Alex Wang, Professor of Law
  • Jonathan M. Zasloff, Professor of Law
  • Sean B. Hecht, Co-Executive Director, Emmett Institute; Evan Frankel Professor of Policy and Practice
  • Cara Horowitz, Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Co-Executive Director, Emmett Institute
  • Julia Stein, Clinical Supervising Attorney and Project Manager

  • Nicholas Bryner, Emmett/Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy, 2016-2018 *in summer 2018, Bryner joined the faculty of LSU Law
  • Meredith Hankins, Shapiro Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy, 2017-2019
  • Harjot Kaur, Emmett/Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy, 2018-2020
  • Garrett Lenahan, Sustainability Law and Policy Fellow, 2018 -2019
  • Nathaniel Logar, Emmett/Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy, 2017-2019
  • Daniel Melling, Communications and Events Manager
  • Jesse Reynolds, Emmett/Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy, 2018-2020

In the last year, Emmett faculty made contributions to our home state's environmental policies, including work on cap-and-trade, governance of climate engineering, and increasing use of low-carbon fuels. 
In March 2018, Ann Carlson was appointed  by the California Assembly to the Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee. Ann recently testified before California's Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change Policies on how the state government should respond to a potential problem of overallocation of credits in its cap-and-trade program.
Working with Louise Bedworth, deputy director of Governor Brown's Office of Planning and Research, Ted Parson hosted a workshop at UCLA on governance of climate engineering research in California.  More than 30 participants from state government, academia, non-profits, and the private sector joined the discussion, to chart a practical path forward on governance for proposed studies on solar geoengineering.
In a June 2018 Pritzker Brief , Emmett Institute researchers offered guidance for California policymakers to address challenges for the state's Low Carbon Fuel Standard , an innovative policy that has generated large expansions of alternative fuel supply and significant reductions in overall carbon intensity in California's fuel markets.

At the core of the Emmett Institute's mission is our work to prepare students for leadership in environmental law. This year we've added teaching capacity with William Boyd and Julia Stein. Our new environmental law specialization gives students recognition for their academic work. Outside the classroom, students are volunteering at non-profits, organizing talks, designing business models, and taking on externships that build skills and experience. 
In the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic this past academic year, Sean Hecht and Meredith Hankins led 12 students on multiple projects , including a high-profile matter involving liability of fossil fuel companies for climate change-related harms, a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of prominent scientists in an important Endangered Species Act case, and a comment letter to the Department of Interior, on behalf of Oceana and other advocacy groups, opposing federal plans to increase offshore oil drilling. This year marks the 25 th year that UCLA Law has offered this flagship course in our environmental law curriculum.
Environmental law students earned scholarships and awards for campus leadership, public service, and entrepreneurship:  
  • In spring 2018, UCLA Law received a gift to establish the David Hayes Award, named for the prominent environmental lawyer and former deputy secretary of the Department of the Interior. Five students were awarded the scholarship this year for showing promise to contribute to the field of environmental law.
  • The Environmental Law Society was honored as Student Organization of the Year at UCLA Law's 2018 Student Leadership Breakfast with recognition for its emphasis on social justice, diversity, engagement, and partnership with other organizations at UCLA Law.
  • Emmett Institute students earned awards at a UCLA Law public service awards ceremony in April: Emmett scholarship recipient Stephano Medina '20 won a student award and Beth Kent '18, won a student award for her work as president of the Environmental Law Society.
  • Mac Kennedy '18, and Mary Vu '18, won first place in the Lowell Milken Institute-Sandler Prize for New Entrepreneurs for a device that reduces the harmful environmental impact of bus emissions. With a total of $100,000 at stake, the LMI-Sandler Prize is the largest entrepreneurship competition at any U.S. law school.
In the 2017-18 academic year, the Environmental Law Society hosted three speakers to discuss environmental justice in practice:
  • Oscar Espino-Padron '11, associate attorney, Earthjustice
  • Ramya Sivasubramanian, staff attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Geneva Thompson '16 (pictured), staff attorney, Wishtoyo Foundation
The Emmett Institute supported student summer internships in 2018:
  • Mindy Jian '20 at LA Waterkeeper
  • Rose Rushing '19 at Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment
  • Tyler Shegerian '20 at Environmental Defense Fund
  • Sunjana Superkar '19 at Earthjustice
Selected recent alumni have kicked off careers in environmental law:
  • Angus Beverly '17, Sohagi Law Group
  • Shannon Clark '17, California Attorney General's Honors Program
  • Danika Desai '18, Oceana
  • Anna Fero '17, Paul Hastings
  • Amy Foo '18, Surfrider Foundation
  • Rica Garcia '17, Shute Mihaly & Weinberger
  • Beth Kent '18, L.A. Neighborhood Land Trust
  • Hallie Kutak '18, California Attorney General's Honors Program
  • Garrett Lenahan '17, Sustainability Law and Policy Fellow, Emmett Institute
  • Lani Maher '17, Sonoma County CROWN Fellow
  • Julia Nick '17, California State Water Resources Control Board

The Trump administration has attempted to curtail federal regulations protecting public health and the environment, with new proposals for rolling back rules on pollution from vehicles, power plants, oil and gas production, federal lands, and more. Emmett Institute faculty are opposing these regulatory retreats and are explaining their far-reaching implications. 
Emmett Institute faculty explained the legal and policy flaws in EPA's proposal to weaken vehicle emission standards.
  • Ann Carlson blogged on the proposal's legal weaknesses and told NPR, The New York Times and other outlets that California is prepared to push back.
  • Carlson, Cara Horowitz, Sean Hecht and Meredith Hankins submitted a comment letter supporting action by California Air Resources Board to maintain the current stringency of California's vehicle emission program in the face of attempted weakening at the federal level. 
  • In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Ann Carlson and Cara Horowitz called EPA's proposal to weaken federal vehicle efficiency standards Trump's "biggest assault yet on the environment." 
  • Meredith Hankins joined an EPA/NHTSA hearing in Fresno, CA in September to deliver testimony pointing out legal weaknesses in the administration's proposal. 
On behalf of 68 environmental and administrative law professors, Julia Stein and Sean Hecht filed a comment letter urging EPA to withdraw the misleadingly-named "Strengthening Transparency in Science" proposed rule. Read Stein's   Legal Planet blog post
Emmett Institute faculty responded to the Trump administration's proposed replacement for the Clean Power Plan, which regulates greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. 

  • Emmett faculty submitted a comment letter to EPA with and on behalf of five electric grid experts. The authors argue that the Clean Power Plan harnesses the unique features of the electric grid and is consistent with the twin aims of the grid: power reliability and affordability for all consumers.
  • Ann Carlson called out the contradictions between EPA's arguments justifying its vehicles and power plant proposals in E&E News: "There is a deep hypocrisy in providing states with significant power to decide whether to regulate greenhouse cases in the context of power plants while eliminating the right of states to do so for automobiles [...] the motivation is consistent - to limit the regulation of carbon pollution."
  • Meredith Hankins blogged and spoke to reporters on changes to New Source Review in EPA's proposal that would let the country's most-polluting power plants live longer and avoid upgrades that would protect public health. Hankins informed coverage in The New York Times, The New Republic, Vox, Utility Dive and others.
  • Sean Hecht wrote in Legal Planet about how EPA's own analysis of its power plant proposal predicts harmful health impacts. The Washington Post ed board cited Hecht's post in its editorial on how the plan would result in 1,400 premature deaths of Americans every year by 2030. 
In April 2018, Sean Hecht joined a group of environmental law professors in a comment letter noting major legal
problems with the Bureau of Land Management's proposal to revoke a rule
restricting methane emissions from oil and gas development on federal lands.
After Interior finalized the rule, Julia Stein wrote in Legal Planet  about how the new regulation prioritizes industry interests over environmental protection. 
Sean Hecht and Nick Bryner responded to President Trump's proclamations in December 2017 downsizing Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument , writing in The Conversation that "the president's action is illegal and will likely be overturned in court." Bryner also penned Legal Planet posts to preview and analyze the proclamations.

Several important national issues have garnered engagement from Emmett Institute faculty this year, including a spate of lawsuits by cities and counties against oil companies for climate damages, a Supreme Court case on the Endangered Species Act, and lessons for the future of U.S. energy policy.   
Emmett Institute faculty have closely followed developments in new lawsuits in which cities and counties across the country have sued oil companies for climate damages. 

At an event hosted by the Emmett Institute and Union of Concerned Scientists in January at UCLA Fowler Museum, more than 150 participants heard perspectives on the lawsuits from elected officials Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia , CA 58th Assembly District, and Mayor Serge Dedina of Imperial Beach, CA; author and environmentalist Bill McKibben ; and a panel featuring experts from California Environmental Justice Alliance, UCLA and UCS. UCS president Ken Kimmell '87 provided closing remarks.

Emmett Institute experts have provided insights on the climate liability cases in Vox , Public Radio International , InsideClimate News , and more. In a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed , Ann Carlson and Peter Frumhoff argued there's new evidence to support the cities' liability claims.
Our environmental law clinic filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of a group of world-class scientists including E.O. Wilson, Stuart Pimm, and UCLA's Brad Shaffer. Sean Hecht authored the brief with significant assistance from two clinic students, Jen Garlock '19 and Heejin Hwang '19 . In the brief, Hecht and the clinic students argue the Court should not gut the habitat protections of the Endangered Species Act. On October 1, Hecht attended oral arguments and spoke on a post-argument panel at Georgetown Law
James Salzman addressed our relationship and consumption of water in a second edition of his book, Drinking Water: A History and several speaking events this year. Salzman delivered the William O. Douglas Lecture at Whitman College and the Goldring Family Lecture at the University of Michigan, in addition to the keynote address at the Colorado Water Congress.
In coordination with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Ann Carlson and Dallas Burtraw of Resources for the Future convened a workshop at UCLA Law to address lessons from the Clean Air Act for the future of U.S. energy policy. More than 30 participants from government, academia, the private sector, and NGOs held a robust conversation about next steps in energy policy. Mary Nichols (pictured) , chair of California Air Resources Board and Emmett Institute board member, provided a keynote address and William Boyd  also presented. Carlson serves on an AAAS panel studying the future of America's energy systems and with Burtraw is co-authoring a book, Lessons from the Clean Air Act , including a chapter from Boyd.
Fifteen environmental law professors from around the country joined the Early Stages Environmental Law Workshop in Santa Barbara this August. The workshop has been hosted at the University of Colorado for the last decade. This year James Salzman hosted the meeting at the Bren School of the Environment at UC Santa Barbara, with junior and senior scholars presenting early works in progress. 
The University of California faces substantial challenges to reach its ambitious target to reach net zero carbon emissions from the system's 10 campuses by 2025. With new research, committee work and public events, Emmett faculty and fellows have been among the leaders of this initiative. 
In 2016, UC President Napolitano asked Ann Carlson to chair a new task force, the Carbon Neutrality Finance and Management Task Force , to examine and make recommendations on strategies to hit the system's carbon neutrality target. The task force issued a report in August 2017. 
In an April 2018 Pritzker Brief , Julia Forgie and Ann Carlson argue that for UC to achieve its climate goal, campus leaders will need to focus on organizational behavior, communications strategy and operations management.
In September at UC Berkeley, Ann Carlson welcomed more than 80 guests for an affiliate event of the Global Climate Action Summit to discuss how the UC system and other large organizations' are working towards their carbon neutrality targets. Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ gave opening remarks and panel speakers included Carlson and representatives from Kaiser Permanente, Microsoft, UC Berkeley, UC Global Climate Leadership Council, and UC Office of the President.
Los Angeles faces significant challenges to achieve long-term sustainability in water, energy, and biodiversity. Emmett Institute faculty are collaborating with local officials, community advocates, and businesses to help chart a path for LA to reach its climate and environment goals.   
A UCLA Law/Berkeley Law conference in June 2018 addressed questions around zero-emission freight at Southern California's ports. More than 150 participants joined the event to hear from keynote speaker Mary Nichols and representatives from government, industry and community advocacy groups. Read a report from Ethan Elkind and Nat Logar .
In September, the Emmett Institute hosted an event on sustainability in Los Angeles and other global megacities as part of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. More than 50 guests gathered at the offices of Paul Hastings for the discussion. State Sen. Ben Allen , whose 26th Senate district includes Westwood, Santa Monica and the South Bay, provided opening remarks and joined a panel moderated by Cara Horowitz with experts from Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the University of Canberra, and UCLA. Anna Fero '17 arranged the venue.
Emmett Institute faculty are on a team of researchers assisting Los Angeles County with its first  sustainability plan .   Nat Logar, Harjot Kaur,  and Sean Hecht are contributing research to this initiative, which will deliver a final plan in 2019 to address water and energy use, equity, transportation, housing, biodiversity and more.
The latest IPCC report has renewed attention and a sense of urgency this year for advancing climate and environment solutions in all jurisdictions. This year, Emmett Institute faculty studied and engaged on international environmental issues including climate engineering governance, water governance, land management, multilateral agreements, Chinese environmental policy, and more.  
In September, William Boyd organized a two-day meeting of the Governors' Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF), a collaboration of 38 states and provinces from several countries seeking to protect tropical forests. During the meeting in San Francisco, GCF members representing millions of indigenous peoples across Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, and Brazil voted in unanimous approval of principles recognizing the role of indigenous peoples and local communities in conserving forests and managing land to meet climate goals. Boyd is project lead for the task force.
In May 2017, the Emmett Institute announced a new project to study the governance of climate engineering technologies. Ted Parson is directing the three-year project, funded by a grant from the Open Philanthropy Project, with research into law and policy issues around climate engineering , including risks posed by small-scale research, interactions between climate engineering and other parts of climate policy, and capabilities needed for peaceful, competent, and prudent control of future proposals for climate engineering deployment. This summer, Jesse Reynolds joined us as an Emmett/Frankel Fellow to help address these issues. Reynolds was previously an assistant professor at the Utrecht Center for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law, Utrecht University and a lecturer at Tilburg University, both in The Netherlands.   
Cara Horowitz and UCLA Law students traveled to Bonn, Germany, in December 2017 for the 23rd UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties . At the COP, Sunjana Supekar '19 , Eric Sezgen '19 , and Alexandra Gay '19 worked with Islands First , an organization dedicated to advancing the interests of small island developing states in climate negotiations.
Alex Wang published new analysis this spring assessing China's environmental laws.  In Ecology Law Quarterly , Wang explains why the Chinese government has opened data on pollution to the public and what this means for officials on the ground. In Environmental Law , Wang argues that China's reform process - including environmental reforms - influence public views of state legitimacy. In February, Wang spoke about China's pollution controls at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
A March 2018 paper in  Nature Sustainability from James Salzman is the first global survey of payments for ecoystem services programs , in which people pay landholders to support natural systems that provide benefits like flood protection, biodiversity and carbon storage. With co-authors from Ecosystem Marketplace, Salzman finds more than 550 payments for ecosystem services programs active worldwide with more than $36 billion in annual transactions.
Ann Carlson and Alex Wang, fellows Harjot Kaur and Garrett Lenahan, and Alexandra Gay '19 participated in the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco this September , joining more than 4,000 delegates for plenary sessions. Ann Carlson appeared on stage representing the University of California as part of the We Are Still In coalition. Wang engaged with delegates from China at the China Pavilion, co-sponsored by China's Ministry of Ecology & Environmental Protection.
In the last academic year, Emmett Institute faculty have published new research in leading law and science journals, reports in our Pritzker Environmental Law and Policy Brief series, commentary in major media publications, and more. 
William Boyd:

William Boyd, The Clean Air Act’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards: A Case Study of Durability and Flexibility in Program Design and Implementation , in The Future of U.S. Energy Policy: Lessons From the Clean Air Act (Ann Carlson & Dallas Burtraw ed., forthcoming Apr. 2019).

William Boyd, Water is for Fighting Over: Papermaking and the Struggle Over Groundwater in Coastal Georgia, 1930s-2000s , in Coastal Nature, Costal Culture: Environmental Histories of the Georgia Coast 243 (Pressly and Sutter, Univ. of Georgia Press ed., 2018).

William Boyd et al., Jurisdictional Approaches to REDD+ and Low Emissions Development: Progress and Prospects (World Resources Institute, Working Paper, 2018).

Ann Carlson:

Ann Carlson & Dallas Burtraw, The Future of U.S. Energy Policy: Lessons From the Clean Air Act (forthcoming Apr. 2019).

Ann E. Carlson, The Clean Air Act’s Blind Spot: Microclimates and Hotspot Pollution , 65 UCLA L. Rev. 1036 (2018).

Julia Forgie & Ann Carlson, Overcoming Organizational Barriers to Carbon Neutrality: Lessons from the UC Experience , Pritzker Brief No. 9, The Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (Apr. 2018).
Timothy Malloy:

Benjamin D. Trump, Danail Hristozov, Timothy Malloy & Igor Linkov, Risk Associated with Engineered Nanomaterials: Different Tools for Different Ways to Govern , 21 Nano Today 9 (2018).

Joel Tickner, Molly Jacobs, Tim Malloy, Topher Buck, Alex Stone, Ann Blake & Sally Edwards, Advancing Alternatives Assessment for Safer Chemical Substitution: A Research and Practice Agenda , Integrated Envt’l Assessment & Mgmt. (2018; published ahead of print August 17, 2018).

Igor Linkov et al., Comparative, Collaborative, and Integrative Risk Governance for Emerging Technologies , 38(2) Env. Systems & Decisions 170 (2018).

Khadeeja Abdullah, Michael Stenstrom, I.H. (Mel) Suffet, Xavier Swamikannu & Timothy Malloy, Regulating Oil and Gas Facility Stormwater Discharge: An Assessment of Surface Impoundments, Spills, and Permit Compliance , 76 Envtl. Sci. & Pol’y 139 (2017).

Virginia Zaunbrecher, Elizabeth Beryt, Daniela Parodi, Donatello Telesca, Joseph Doherty, Timothy Malloy & Patrick Allard, Has Toxicity Testing Moved into the 21 st Century? A Survey and Analysis of Perceptions in the Field of Toxicology , 125 Envtl. Health Persp. (2017).
Edward A. Parson:

E.A. Parson, Judging New Technologies by Intention and Character: Role and Limits , 34:2 Issues in Science and Technology (2018).

Edward A. Parson, Julia Forgie, Jesse Lueders & Sean B. Hecht, Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Fuels: The Performance and Prospect of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard , Pritzker Brief No. 10, The Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (June 2018).

E.A. Parson, Climate Policymakers and Assessments Must Get Serious About Climate Engineering , 114 (35) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 9227 (2017).

E. A. Parson, Starting the Dialog on Climate Engineering Governance: A World Commission (Policy Brief No. 8, Fixing Climate Governance Series, Centre for International Governance Innovation, 2017).
James Salzman:

J.B. Ruhl & James Salzman, Presidential Exit , 67 Duke L. J. 1729 (2018).

James Salzman et al., The Global Status and Trends of Payments for Ecosystem Services , 1 Nature Sustainability 136 (2018).

Jonathan Remy Nash, J.B. Ruhl & James Salzman, The Production Function of the Regulatory State: How Much Do Agency Budgets Matter? , 102 Minn. L. Rev. 695 (2017).

Eric Biber, Sarah E. Light, J.B. Ruhl & James Salzman, Regulating Business Innovation as Policy Disruption: From the Model T to Airbnb , 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1561 (2017).

Daniel C. Esty & James Salzman, Rethinking NAFTA: Deepening the Commitment to Sustainable Development , in A Path Forward for NAFTA 125 (Fred Bergsten & Monica de Bolle ed., 2017).

Josh Eagle, James Salzman & Barton H. Thomspon Jr. , Natural Resources Law and Policy (Concepts and Insights Series) (2017).  

James Salzman, Drinking Water: A History (2d. ed. 2017). 
Alex Wang:

Alex L. Wang, Explaining Environmental Information Disclosure in China , 44 Ecology L. Q. 865 (2018).

Alex L. Wang, Symbolic Legitimation in Chinese Reform , 48 Envtl. L. __ (forthcoming 2018). 
Sean Hecht:

Edward A. Parson, Julia Forgie, Jesse Lueders & Sean B. Hecht, Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Fuels: The Performance and Prospect of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard , Pritzker Brief No. 10, The Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (June 2018).

Jordan Diamond, Holly Doremus, Mae Manupipatpong, Richard Frank, Shauna Oh, Sean Hecht, Deborah Sivas, Matt Armsby & Jocelyn Herbert, The Past, Present, and Future of California’s Coastal Act: Overcoming Division to Comprehensively Manage the Coast , UC Berkeley Center for Law, Energy & The Environment (2017).
Comment Letters/Testimony:

Meredith Hankins, Ann Carlson, Cara Horowitz & Sean Hecht, Comment Letter to California Air Resources Board on State’s Greenhouse Gas Vehicle Emissions Regulations (May 31, 2018).


Ann Carlson & Cara Horowitz, Trump Begins His Biggest Assault Yet on the Environment , Wash. Post (Aug. 2, 2018).

Meredith Hankins & Nicholas Bryner, Trump Administration and California Are on Collision Course Over Vehicle Emissions Rules , The Conversation (Aug. 2, 2018)

Nicholas Bryner & Meredith Hankins, Why California Gets to Write its Own Auto Emissions Standards: 5 Questions Answered , The Conversation (Apr. 6, 2018).

Ann Carlson & Peter C. Frumhoff, Should Oil Companies Pay For Climate Change? Yes, There is Evidence , S.F. Chron. (Mar. 21, 2018).

Jennifer Mcpartland, Juleen Lam & Timothy Malloy, Why We Will Choose Public Service Over Politics in the Pruitt EPA , The Hill (Jan. 30, 2018).

David Keith & Edward Parson, Solar Geoengineering Research: A Leadership Role for Canada , Toronto Globe and Mail (Dec. 8, 2017).

James Salzman, Making Sense of the National Monuments Conflict , Harv. L. Rev. Blog (Dec. 7, 2017).

Nicholas Bryner, Eric Biber, Mark Squillace & Sean B. Hecht, President Trump’s National Monument Rollback is Illegal and Likely to be Reversed in Court , The Conversation (Dec. 4, 2017).
Peter S. Alagona & James Salzman, The World’s Strongest Conservation Law is Under Attack. It Needs to be Fixed Instead , Wash. Post (Nov. 16, 2017).

Sean B. Hecht & John Ruple, Congressional Attack on National Monuments Ignores America’s Conservation History , The Hill (October 16, 2017).