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Michael Vandenbergh discusses how “doomism” is “undercutting our chance to avoid castrophic climate change”

Jul. 1, 2022—In an interview with WPLN public radio reporter Caroline Eggers, Vandenbergh discussed the implications of the Supreme Court decision in West Virginia v. EPA. "We are going to solve this problem," Vandenbergh said. "The opinion...just tells us we're going to have to solve this problem without the Supreme Court's help."

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J.B. Ruhl quoted in Audubon News article about proposed change to the Endangered Species Act

Jun. 24, 2022—Ruhl says that one important theme informing changes to Endangered Species Act programs that "climate change is transforming ecosystems in ways that could make areas outside current and even historical range of a species—and even areas that would not currently be occupiable—occupiable."

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Michael Vandenbergh quoted in Thomson Reuters discussion of how carbon-footprint labels can steer consumers to climate-friendly options

May. 17, 2022—"Climate-friendly cuppa? Carbon footprint labels aim to steer green buying" was posted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation News on May 16, 2022. While carbon labeling is not a panacea, Vandenbergh tells reporter Carey L. Biron that it is "a piece of a much larger system that can function even if the national government process is inadequate."

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Climate Change Research Network scholars Michael Vandenbergh and Jennifer Cole featured on Free Range podcast

May. 4, 2022—Listen to Mike Livermore's interview with Climate Change Research Network director Michael Vandenbergh and social psychologist Jennifer Cole, a post-doctoral fellow of the CCRN, who discuss political polarization and its impact on climate change policy on the Free Range podcast.

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Energy expert Jim Rossi quoted in Missouri Intercept article about the shutdown of gas conglomerate’s pipeline

Apr. 28, 2022—Spire Inc. has lobbied against the replacement of gas-burning appliances with electric ones, considered a crucial step in reducing U.S. carbon emissions, and sued the energy department to keep it from enforcing rules against installing dirty furnaces and boilers. “It’s one thing to share data, info, perspectives. It’s another thing to take a consistent self-interested perspective in lobbying for the gas industry and maybe against other uses of energy," Rossi said.

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Michael Vandenbergh named 2022 Carnegie Fellow to tackle polarization and climate change

Apr. 27, 2022—Vandenbergh's award of $200,000 will support his research into overcoming political polarization to address the causes of climate change and the issues it is creating. He is one of 28 Andrew Carnegie Fellows selected for the 2022 cohort.

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J.B. Ruhl explains how decades-old environmental laws are hampering new “green” infrastructure in NPR interview

Apr. 7, 2022—In an interview with NPR's Planet Money, environmental regulation expert J.B. Ruhl explains how laws like the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act, written in the 1970s, are now getting in the way of new green infrastructure development to help address climate change.

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Philip Morel, Class of 2021, Law Clerk, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Mar. 24, 2022—As a law clerk at FERC, Philip Morel works at the intersection of law and energy policy. He joined FERC's Office of Administrative Law Judges as a clerk after graduation.

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Kevin Stack and Michael Vandenbergh receive Levin Center’s 2021 Excellence in Oversight Research Award for their paper, “Oversight Riders”

Jan. 7, 2022—The paper, published in the Notre Dame Law Review, proposes a strategy designed to improve congressional oversight by creating new incentives for compliance with congressional subpoenas.

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Renewed focus on climate change: NewsChannel 5 coverage of Michael Vandenbergh’s strategies for tackling climate change

Jun. 7, 2021—Vandenbergh, who directs the Climate Change Research Network, was interviewed by NewsChannel5 discussing the renewed focus on tackling climate change and reducing greenhouse gasses by 2030.

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