Institute for Policy Integrity

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Jack Lienke

Senior Attorney

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

Publications

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 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 Murray Energy Corporation 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, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – D.C. Circuit, 2017

Policy Briefs

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

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