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Professor Coglianese delivers testimony to Philadelphia Refinery Advisory Group

August 29, 2019

On August 27, 2019, Penn Law’s Cary Coglianese, the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Penn Program on Regulation, testified before the Philadelphia Refinery Advisory Group. His testimony came after a recent explosion that destroyed the refinery’s alkylation unit. Following the explosion, Philadelphia Energy Solutions decided to close down the plant entirely.

Coglianese specializes in the study of regulation and regulatory processes, with a particular emphasis on the empirical evaluation of alternative regulatory strategies and the role of conflict and cooperation in business-government relations. His testimony outlined the potential implications, hazards, and obstacles associated with the future of the refinery site. Read the text below.