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Columbia Energy Exchange

Justice Scalia’s Death, the Clean Power Plan, and Environmental Law

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Michael Gerrard

After 3 decades on the Supreme Court, Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia died last Saturday triggering a fierce political battle over naming his successor during an election year. Justice Scalia’s passing also comes just days after the Supreme Court split 5 to 4 along ideological lines in ordering the environmental protection agency to delay the implementation of President Obama’s signature climate initiative, the Clean Power Plan until after the judicial review process is completed.

On this episode of Columbia Energy Exchange, Michael Gerrard, the Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School, sat down with host Jason Bordoff to discuss what implications the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia may have for President Obama’s climate agenda, including the Clean Power Plan, as well as for environmental law more broadly.

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