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Scott Schang

Scott Schang
Executive Vice President; Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Law Reporter®
Executive Vice President, Environmental Law Institute, Washington, DC
(202) 939-3865

Scott Schang strategically directs the Institute’s publications and education programming and serves as a climate and energy expert. Scott was previously Vice President, Climate & Sustainability and Co-Director of ELI’s Africa Program. Prior to joining ELI in 2003, Scott practiced environmental law for ten years with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and with Latham & Watkins. His private practice encompassed most areas of environmental law and policy, with an emphasis on chemical and pesticide regulation, federal rulemaking, and environmental due diligence.

Media Guide


  • Climate Change: policy
  • International: international law
  • Law: federal, state and local government policies
  • Pollution: hazardous substances


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1994
  • B.A., Yale University, 1988

Selected Publications

Editor, “The Law of Environmental Protection” (West 2013).

Editor, “Old Law, New Tricks: Using the Clean Air Act to Curb Climate Change” (ELI Press 2013).

Columnist, “Our Profession,” Envtl Forum, 2005-2012.

Co-author, “Legal and Policy Tools to Adapt Biodiversity Management to Climate Change,” ELI Research Report, 2011.

Scott Schang & Teresa Chan, “Federal Greenhouse Gas Control Options from an Enforcement Perspective,” 2 San Diego J. Climate & Energy Law 87 (2010). Letter to the Editor, “Tax Credits No Windfall,” The Economist, Oct. 24-30, 2009.

J. Troell, C. Bruch, A. Cassar, & S. Schang, “Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment as a Tool for Promoting Public Participation in International Watercourse Management,“ in Jansky & Uitto, eds., Enhancing Participation and Governance in Water Resources Management (United Nations University Press 2005).

J. Austin & S. Schang, “The Rise (And Fall?) of Fundamentalist Federalism,” Envtl Forum, September/October, 2004.

Co-author, Judging NEPA: A “Hard Look” at Judicial Decision Making Under the National Environmental Policy Act, (Envtl. L. Inst., 2004).

Co-author, A Toolkit for Environmental Advocacy in Africa (Envtl. L. Inst. 2004).

J. Holmstead, et al., “Developing a National Emissions Inventory for MDI,” Environmental Manager, November, 2000.

Contributor, “High Court Enhances Trial Judges’ Gatekeeper Role In Determining Admissibility of Scientific Evidence,” Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News, Jan. 14, 1998, at 5.

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, “Release Reporting Requirements Under TSCA, FIFRA, OSHA, RCRA, CWA, and CAA,” 27 Environmental Reporter 1250 (Oct. 4, 1996); “Release Reporting Under CERCLA and EPCRA,” 27 Environmental Reporter 1171 (Sept. 20, 1996).