Climate Change

Free Speech and Climate Change

Short video featuring Andrew Grossman
Andrew Grossman April 19, 2016

Andrew Grossman, Partner at BakerHostetler, explains the investigation of the fossil fuel industry and public policy groups skeptical of climate change by the Attorneys General of nineteen states. He underscores the importance of free speech in public policy debates on climate change. Mr. Grossman is also Counsel for the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Is EPA's NAAQS Process Inexorably Monotonic? - Podcast

Environmental Law & Property Rights and Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Groups Podcast
Jonathan H. Adler, Daniel R. Simmons, Brian Mannix, Dean A. Reuter September 09, 2013

Is EPA's NAAQS Process Inexorably Monotonic? - PodcastThe Clean Air Act requires the EPA to revisit its National Ambient Air Quality Standards every five years, taking into account the latest science without considering the associated costs. The Supreme Court (ATA v. Browner, 2000) has found that this statutory mandate does not violate the nondelegation doctrine. Economists of all political persuasions have criticized this decision process. Our experts examine prospects for reform – by Congress, the Executive, the courts, or by the states. Since the states bear ultimate responsibility for attainment, they may turn out to be the main protagonists in the inevitable debate about NAAQS reform.


  • Prof. Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Brian Mannix, President, Buckland Mill Associates
  • Daniel R. Simmons, Director of Regulatory and State Affairs, Institute for Energy Research
  • Moderator: Dean Reuter, Vice President and Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society

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Global Warming Nuisance Suits Given a Cool Reception in Court

Class Action Watch Volume 11, Issue 1
Megan L. Brown, Roger H. Miksad June 20, 2012

Global Warming Nuisance Suits Given a Cool Reception in CourtFor the better part of a decade, courts have confronted several global warming nuisance suits that seek to persuade judges and juries to play a role in assigning responsibility and remedies for alleged harms flowing from climate change. From New York to California, these creative lawsuits have uniformly been rebuffed by trial courts, but they have spawned protracted litigation up and down the federal judiciary over the proper role of courts in setting environmental standards... [Read more!]