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E&E News featured Haub Law Professor Karl Coplan in "Whiff of the unthinkable at EPA: CO2 standards for states"

03/18/2021

E&E News featured Haub Law Professor Karl Coplan in "Whiff of the unthinkable at EPA: CO2 standards for states"

But Karl Coplan, a professor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, said the Clean Air Act provides relief if international emissions are the sole reason that a region in the United States can't reach attainment. He argued that EPA could adopt only secondary — not primary — national air quality standards for greenhouse gases. That proposal, put forward in a recent article published in the Georgetown Environmental Law Review, would avoid a problem raised by some critics of air quality standards for carbon.

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Westchester Lawyer Magazine featured Haub Law Professor Karl Coplan's piece "Biden Administration Can Achieve its Climate Change Goals"

03/02/2021

Westchester Lawyer Magazine featured Haub Law Professor Karl Coplan's piece "Biden Administration Can Achieve its Climate Change Goals"

President Biden has announced the most aggressive climate goals of any presidential administration ever. The new identical administration seeks to achieve a zero carbon electricity sector by 2035. While these goals are ambitious, they are in keeping with the reductions contemplated by the 2015 Paris Agreement and the emissions reduction pathways identified by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as necessary to limit warming to 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial global climate.

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Queens Chronicle featured Director of Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and Professor Karl Coplan in "Commonpoint bringing the classroom to you"

04/17/2020

Queens Chronicle featured Director of Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and Professor Karl Coplan in "Commonpoint bringing the classroom to you"

To celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, Professor of Law at Pace University and Director of Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic Karl Coplan will lead the discussion, “What does it mean to live a sustainable life?” From 12 to 1:15 p.m., Coplan will discuss whether it is possible to live within a truly sustainable carbon footprint while still living well, and whether an individual can make a true difference by sharing his own personal journey to cut back on his own carbon emissions without decreasing his quality of life. Coplan’s discussion is based on his own book, “Live Sustainably Now: A Low-Carbon Vision of the Good Life.”

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Energy Wire featured Elisabeth Haub Law Professor Karl Coplan in "Democrats and energy: 4 issues to watch"

03/05/2020

Energy Wire featured Elisabeth Haub Law Professor Karl Coplan in "Democrats and energy: 4 issues to watch"

Karl Coplan, a law professor at Pace University said that the size of the proposal and the fact that it doesn’t require cooperation from Congress could be a big deal, “That’s an interesting executive power that a lot of people don’t talk about,” he said. “That could have a huge impact on the industry.”

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Hudson Valley One featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law professor Karl Coplan in "Ready to go on a “carbon diet”?"

01/17/2020

Hudson Valley One featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law professor Karl Coplan in "Ready to go on a “carbon diet”?"

If you’re seriously worried about whether your descendants will have a livable planet 50 years from now, and beginning to wonder if you’ll have one yourself even ten years from now, you’re probably also thinking about what an individual can do (beyond recycling religiously) to slow the juggernaut of climate change. You’re also probably wondering if it’s possible to shrink your carbon footprint significantly without giving up all of life’s little amenities. What are the options for those who would like to make climate awareness part of their daily lives but don’t want to go off the grid?

Karl Coplan has made a commitment to be a living example of how this is indeed a doable thing. A professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic since 1994, Coplan is the principal outside counsel for Riverkeeper, Inc. He started out his career clerking for chief justice Warren Burger, and in more recent years has been kept busy litigating lawsuits enforcing the Clean Water Act and other environmental laws in the Catskills and Hudson Valley. But even outside of work, he’s walking (and paddling) his talk.

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