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Climate Change Regulation Through Litigation: New York’s Investigation of ExxonMobil under the Martin Act

By Chris Erickson* In November 2015, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman began an investigation into whether ExxonMobil made public statements about climate change that conflicted with its own internal research.[1] Schneiderman issued a subpoena to ExxonMobil ordering production of documents related to its internal climate change research and the use of that research in […]

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MITIGATING Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the NORTHEAST AND MID-ATLANTIC TRANSPORTATION SECTOR: A CAP-AND-INVEST APPROACH

James D. Flynn* I.  Introduction In recent years, states in New England and the mid-Atlantic region have made significant progress in reducing climate change-inducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the electricity generation sector.[1] Several factors¾including the effects of the economic recession, shifts in energy markets from coal to natural gas and renewable energy sources, and […]

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Curbing the Damage of Invasive Species

By Brianna Potter* We live in a time where we need not fly across the globe to see exotic plants and animals. Some of these exotic species are purposely transferred from one place to another, whether it be for their beauty or utility. Others species, however, tag along with these intentionally-brought species or products. When […]

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Can the EPA Escape Enforcing Obama Era Ozone Protections Under the Clean Air Act?

By Emily Van Dam* In 2015, the Obama administration lowered the acceptable amount of ozone in the ambient air. This move, pursuant to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) authority under the Clean Air Act (“CAA”),[1] was estimated to prevent worsening asthma for approximately 440,000 children over the next ten years, as well as saving hundreds […]

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No Status, No Notice, No Comment: The Lack of Procedural Adherence to the APA Notice and Comment Requirement Concerning Immigration Rules

By Gabriella D’Agostini* On September 5, 2017, President Trump controversially ordered the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program, which allowed childhood arrivals—undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children or teens—to apply for deportation protection and receive work permits if they met certain requirements.[1] The Department of Homeland Security’s […]

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The Price to Life

By Megan Stamm* Thanks to people like Martin Shkreli and Heather Bresch, prescriptions drug prices have dominated American news. Most notably, Martin Shkreli was responsible for raising the price of Daraprim, an HIV/AIDs medication, from $13 per pill to $750 per pill.[1] This left thousands of Americans unable to purchase lifesaving medication.[2]  This is a […]

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