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Fractured State Responses

July 11, 2022

Prof. Cary Coglianese discusses how states are responding to the Supreme Court’s decision that limits the EPA’s role in combatting climate change.

Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, recently spoke with KCBS Radio about the Supreme Court’s recent decision in West Virginia v. EPA, warning that “time is of the essence” in taking measures to combat climate change, though states remain divided on their approaches. 

Coglianese is the Director of the Penn Program on Regulation. He specializes in the study of administrative law and regulatory processes, with an emphasis on the empirical evaluation of alternative processes and strategies and the role of public participation, technology, and business-government relations in policy-making.

From KCBS Radio:

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling limiting the federal government’s regulatory power over the EPA, some states are gearing up to pick up the slack. Eighteen states have already set 100-percent clean energy goals in the coming decades, with other states perhaps going the opposite direction. Experts warn that a fractured response may not get the results we need. For more, KCBS Radio news anchor Melissa Culross spoke with Cary Coglianese, Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law school, specializing on regulatory processes.

Listen to the full interview with Coglianese.

Read more of Coglianese’s insights on the decision.