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Posted May 30, 2014

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UVA Law Professor Available to Comment on Groundbreaking EPA Rule Cutting Carbon Emissions

LivermoreContact: Professor Michael Livermore
mlivermore@virginia.edu
(434) 982-6224

University of Virginia School of Law professor Michael Livermore, an expert in environmental law and cost-benefit analysis, is available to comment on President Obama's expected plan to cut carbon emissions from the nation's coal-fired power plants. Obama will announce his plans on Monday through a new regulation written by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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"This is arguably the most important environmental rule ever written," Livermore said. “As President Obama’s bid to return the United States to a position of leadership in addressing climate change, it will inevitably be subject to a punishing round of legal and political attacks. If it survives, its effects will benefit the global environment for generations.”

Livermore was the founding executive director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, a think tank dedicated to improving the quality of government decision-making through advocacy and scholarship in the areas of administrative law, cost-benefit analysis and regulation. During his time there, the institute participated in dozens of regulatory proceedings on a diverse set of issues ranging from climate change to prison safety.