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News Posted on June 28, 2012

Professor Frank Helps Draft Amicus Brief in Ninth Circuit Environmental Case

On June 25, Professor of Environmental Practice Richard Frank '74 joined with a group of 10 constitutional and environmental law professors from around the nation to file a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Frank and his colleagues submitted the brief in support of the California Air Resources Board, which has appealed a U.S. District Court decision finding the Board's "Low Carbon Fuel Standard" to be unconstitutional.  The brief argues that the district court decision is legally incorrect and conversely, that the Board's standard--a key regulatory component of California's ongoing efforts to reduce state greenhouse gas emissions--is fully consistent with applicable constitutional principles. 

Frank, a 1974 graduate of King Hall, is a leader in the field of environmental law and the founding Director of the California Environmental Law and Policy Center at UC Davis School of Law.