Feb. 18, 5:30 pm: Richard Revesz: Struggling for Air

Power Plants and the “War on Coal”
Special CU Guest Lecture: Richard Revesz

New York University School of Law
Lawrence King Professor of Law
Dean Emeritus
Director, Institute for Policy Integrity

5:30 pm, February 18th
Wolf Law Building, Room 207
University of Colorado School of Law

 

Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the “War on Coal” chronicles Richard Reveszthe fateful decision by Congress to grandfather existing coal power plants from the permitting requirements to install modern pollution control technologies and the health, legal and political reverberations of this crucial decision including the long struggle of Republican and Democratic administrations alike to reclaim public health safeguards in light of the heavy multipollutant burden from existing power plants and the perverse and potent incentives grandfathering created for prolonging the utilization of aging, inefficient and high emitting existing plants.

 

Discussants:
Sharon Jacobs, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School
Vickie Patton, General Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund and Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado Law School

 

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Register here.

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