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IU experts available to comment on U.S. Supreme Court’s EPA decision

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Supreme Court ruled today in favor of 19 states hoping to review the scope of the EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Climate change experts worry that this decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency will make curbing climate change in the U.S. much harder. Indiana University environmental law and science experts are available to comment. 

For more information, contact Marah Yankey at mqharbis@iu.edu or 812-856-1442.

A. James Barnes
IU Bloomington

A. James Barnes

O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Professor A. James Barnes is a nationally recognized expert in environmental law and policy and served in several senior positions at the Environmental Protection Agency during his 19-year career in Washington, D.C. At the IU O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, where he served as dean from 1988 to 2000, and at the IU Maurer School of Law, Barnes teaches courses in environmental law, environmental policy, professional ethics, skills for professional practice, and law and public policy.

Expertise

Environmental law, domestic and international environmental policy, ethics and the public official, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, law and public policy.

Kelly Eskew
IU Bloomington

Kelly Eskew

Kelley School of Business

Kelly Eskew is a clinical professor of business law and ethics in the IU Kelley School of Business. She teaches in the areas of climate law and policy, business and human rights, sustainability law and policy, and business and global poverty alleviation.

Expertise

Business and poverty alleviation, sustainability law and policy, business and human rights, civil rights, business ethics.

Gabriel Filippelli
IUPUI

Gabriel Filippelli

School of Science/Department of Earth Sciences

Professor Gabriel Filippelli is a biogeochemist, focusing on the flow and cycling of elements and chemicals in the environment. This includes his work on pollutant distribution and exposure to human populations, and ways to engage communities to reduce their own exposures. He is also executive director of the Environmental Resilience Institute, funded through IU’s Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative.

Expertise

Earth sciences and human health, remediation technology, sediment geochemistry, chemical weathering, nutrient cycling, paleoceanography, terrestrial metal cycling.
Robert Fischman
IU Bloomington

Robert Fischman

Maurer School of Law

Professor Robert L. Fischman’s research explores the relationship between law and conservation implementation. He is one of very few professors to publish in high-impact, peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as law reviews. He is a co-author of the leading casebook on public land and resources law. His book on management of the National Wildlife Refuge System has become the standard reference in the field. At the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Fischman teaches environmental law, administrative law, public natural resources law, water law, wildlife law and an advanced environmental seminar.

Expertise

Public land law, environmental impact analysis, endangered species conservation, federalism, adaptive management, climate change adaptation.

David Konisky
IU Bloomington

David Konisky

O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Professor David Konisky’s research focuses on U.S. environmental and energy policy, with particular emphasis on regulation, federalism and state politics, public opinion, and environmental justice.

Expertise

Environmental politics and policy, regulation and compliance, public opinion on energy and climate change, state politics and policy.

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