The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court
- Date: Friday, March 20, 2020
- Time: 12:00 pm
- Location: William G. McGowan Theater
In October 1999, attorney Joe Mendelson delivered a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency asking it to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from new cars, but could something as ordinary as carbon dioxide really be considered a harmful pollutant? And even if the EPA had the authority to regulate emissions, could it be forced to do so? In The Rule of Five, professor Richard J. Lazarus tells the story of how an unlikely team of lawyers and activists overcame opposition―and their own divisions―to win the most important environmental case ever brought before the Supreme Court. A book signing follows the program.
Presented in conjunction with the DC Environmental Film Festival.
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