Recording Now Available: Webinar on Understanding the Supreme Court's Decision in West Virginia v. EPA (July 6, 2022)

July 12, 2022

What does the Supreme Court's decision in West Virginia v. EPA mean for the federal government's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and act on climate change? On July 6, 2022, Georgetown Climate Center convened a webinar of Clean Air Act legal experts to explore questions arising in the wake of the decision. 

The webinar was attended by more than 350 participants, and a recording can be accessed here.

Discussion topics included: What does the opinion mean for EPA’s ability to require carbon emission reductions from existing power plants? What form can EPA’s forthcoming greenhouse gas regulations take? What role does the decision leave states? What does it reveal about the Court’s approach to environmental regulations ‌going forward?

Event Moderator:

  • Sheila Foster, The Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Urban Law and Policy; Professor of Public Policy; Georgetown University Law Center


  • Jonathan Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Director of the Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Bill Buzbee, Edward and Carole Walter Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Kirti Datla, Director of Strategic Legal Advocacy, Earthjustice
  • Lisa Heinzerling, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Jeffrey R. Holmstead, Partner, Bracewell

GCC Executive Director Kate Zyla provided welcome and conclusion remarks. She also separately released a statement on the Supreme Court's decision on behalf of the Climate Center.

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