An Environmental Law Institute Breaking News Members Webinar
On the final day of the 2021-2022 term, the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in West Virginia v. EPA. The majority (6-3) opinion limited the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants under Clean Air Act §111(d), in part by invoking the “major questions doctrine.” The decision has clear environmental implications, for EPA’s authority both to regulate emissions from stationary sources and to regulate greenhouse gases more broadly. It also has implications for administrative law generally, including how Congress may delegate regulatory authority to any federal agency.
Join ELI and leading experts in environmental and regulatory law for a webinar to dissect the Supreme Court’s opinion. The panel will consider questions raised by the justices’ opinions and discuss what the decision will mean for environmental law, administrative law, and EPA’s power to act on climate change.
Kate Bowers, Legislative Attorney, Congressional Research Service, Moderator
Stacey Halliday, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC
Lisa Heinzerling, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Matt Leopold, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Vickie Patton, General Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund
Kevin Poloncarz, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
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