Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Policy Boot Camp: Federal Environmental Authorities

Date and Time
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Grainger Hall, Board Room (Room 5109)

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New for the 2019–20 academic year, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions is offering Policy Boot Camps to share our team's experience directly engaging with decision makers. Duke University students will have the opportunity to learn more about environmental policy making institutions—what they are, how they work, and how to engage them—through informal discussions with Nicholas Institute professionals.

Kate Konschnik, director of the Nicholas Institute's Climate and Energy Program, will describe the overlapping environmental authorities of U.S. federal agencies and how these institutions work together (or don’t) on far-reaching challenges, as well as unforeseen disasters. Konschnik will use two examples as jumping-off points for her discussion:

  • Interactions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, in the drafting and defense of EPA's Endangerment Finding
  • Interactions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, during the Deepwater Horizon disaster

A reception with free pizza and drinks will immediately follow the session. While students are encouraged to attend in person, a live stream and video replay will be available on Panopto with a Duke NetID by clicking here. Questions can be submitted before or during the discussion by emailing nicholasinstitute@duke.edu.