Institute for Policy Integrity

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Jack Lienke

Regulatory Policy Director

Jack Lienke joined Policy Integrity in January 2014. He is a co-author, with Richard Revesz, of Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the “War on Coal” (Oxford University Press, 2016). Previously, he worked as a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in Manhattan and as a law clerk to the Honorable Janet C. Hall of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Jack holds a J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law, and a B.A., with general honors, from Vassar College. His work at Policy Integrity focuses on federal environmental policy.

Bar Admissions: State Bar of New York | U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court

Follow him on Twitter at @jacklienke, or email him at jack.lienke@nyu.edu.

Books

Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the War on Coal – January 2016

Litigation

Brief of Amicus Curiae, Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law in Regents of the University of California v. Department of Homeland Security — U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2018

Brief of Amicus Curiae, Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law in Open Communities Alliance v. Carson (Department of Housing and Urban Development) – D.C. District Court, 2017

Brief of Amicus Curiae, Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law in Bauer v. Devos – D.C. District Court, 2017

Brief of Amicus Curiae, Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law in Murray Energy Corporation, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – D.C. Circuit, 2017

Brief of Amicus Curiae, Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law in State of West Virginia, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – D.C. Circuit, 2016

Brief of Amicus Curiae, Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law in State of North Dakota, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – D.C. Circuit, 2016

Brief of Amicus Curiae, Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law in Murray Energy Corporation v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – D.C. Circuit, 2016

Policy Briefs

The Falling Cost of Clean Power Plan Compliance — October 2017

Setting the Record Straight on the Clean Power Plan: What the Challengers Got Wrong at the D.C. Circuit Oral Argument — October 2016

Bounded Regulation: How the Clean Power Plan Conforms to Statutory Limits on EPA’s Authority — September 2016

Regulating Greenhouse Gas Pollution from Existing Power Plants: The State of the Debate — May 2014

Shifting Gears: A New Approach to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Transportation Sector — April 2014

Academic Articles

Familiar Territory: A Survey of Legal Precedents for the Clean Power Plan — December 2015

Op-Eds

The E.P.A.’s Smoke and Mirrors on Climate — New York Times, October 2017 (with Richard Revesz)

Now we know Scott Pruitt isn’t serious about fighting smog — Grist, April 2017

Trump wants to block a court ruling on the Clean Power Plan. The court shouldn’t let him. — Grist, April 2017

Has Scott Pruitt had a change of heart about ozone pollution? — Grist, March 2017

Fact checking opponents of the Clean Power Plan — The Hill, November 2016

Here’s why supporters of the Clean Power Plan are feeling optimistic — Grist, October 2016

Footnote 7 and the Clean Power PlanACS Blog, September 2016

Learning from the Clean Air Act’s Tragic FlawPOWER, June 2016

The Tragic Flaw of the Clean Air Act – RegBlog, May 2016

Scalia’s death means Obama’s Clean Power Plan is more likely to succeed – Grist, February 2016

How Obama went from coal’s top cheerleader to its No. 1 enemy – Grist, February 2016

Obama’s Clean Power Plan survives a legal challenge – Grist, January 2016

Nixon’s “environmental bandwagon”: Richard Nixon signed the landmark Clean Air Act of 1970 — but not because he had any great concern about the environment – Salon, January 2016

Obama Takes a Crucial Step on Climate Change – The New York Times, August 2015

Here’s why you shouldn’t worry about the Supreme Court’s latest environmental ruling – Grist, June 2015

What methane and Harrison Ford have in common – Grist, October 2014

Could a copy-editing error undermine Obama’s climate rule? – Grist, August 2014