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Jack Lienke

Senior Research Scholar

Jack Lienke is the Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law. Jack's work at Policy Integrity focuses on federal environmental and administrative law. He has participated in dozens of regulatory proceedings before a wide range of federal agencies and filed amicus briefs supporting environmental, health, and consumer protections before numerous federal courts. Jack also serves as an adjunct professor at both NYU Law, where he co-teaches the Regulatory Policy Clinic, and Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches Environmental Law.

Jack has particular expertise in the U.S. Clean Air Act and, with Richard L. Revesz, wrote the book Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the “War on Coal” (Oxford University Press 2016), which chronicled five decades of efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate deadly air pollution from coal-fired power plants. He has also published commentary on environmental and health policy in a variety of news outlets, including Grist, The Hill, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Slate, Stat, and The Washington Post. Prior to joining Policy Integrity, Jack worked as a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and clerked for the Honorable Janet C. Hall of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. He holds a J.D., cum laude, from NYU Law and a B.A., with general honors, from Vassar College, and he is an M.B.A. candidate at the NYU Stern School of Business.

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

Follow him on Twitter at @jacklienke, or email him at [email protected].


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    Power Plants and the “War on Coal”


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