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Duke scholars contribute new insights on the evolving regulatory, scientific, and political challenges presented by climate change.

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Prof. Michelle NowlinIn the classroom: Food, Agriculture, and the Environment
Students in Senior Lecturing Fellow Michelle Nowlin’s class on food law and policy are spending the fall semester digging into a few culinary staples of the Tar Heel state: barbecue, corn-and-the-cob, and watermelon.

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  • Ryke Longest
    Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, Clinical Professor of Environmental Sciences and Policy

    Longest is the founding Director of the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, a joint project of Duke Law School and the Nicholas School of the Environment. He supervises students practicing in the clinic and teaches the seminar portion of the clinic.

  • The Clean Air Act & Existing Power Plants: What Will Compliance Mean This Summer?

    A panel discussion and talk about the EPA's proposed rule under the Clean Air Act 111(d). This rule will regulate the greenhouse gas emissions of existing power plants. The anticipation of the new compliance standards has created a whirlwind of legal inquiries of interest to regulators and companies alike. Insights of Professor Jonas Monast (Duke Law School), Professor William Pizer (Sanford School of Public Policy), and Professor Jonathan Wiener (Duke Law School) will cover both economic and international perspectives on the issue.

    Sponsored by Duke Bar Association and the Environmental Law Society.

  • DELPF Symposium 2015: Carrots & Sticks | Rep. Chellie Pingree & Distribution Channels Panel

    The keynote speech and a panel discussion from Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum's 25th Anniversary Symposium, "Carrots and Sticks: Moving the US National Food System Toward a Sustainable Future."

    The keynote (0:45-37:45) was delivered by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine).

    The panel topic "Distribution Channels," (43:52) was addressed by the following panelists:

    Dr. Dan Vermeer, Director, Duke Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment

    Laurie Ristino, Director, Center for Agriculture & Food Systems, Vermont Law School

    Michelle Nowlin, Supervising Attorney, Environmental Law & Policy Clinic

    Dara Bloom, Local Foods Extension Specialist, NC State University Cooperative Extension

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