Melissa Powers

Lewis & Clark Law School

Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law

10015 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.

Portland, OR 97219

United States

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Scholarly Papers (14)

1.

Rethinking Sustainability to Meet the Climate Change Challenge

43 Environmental Law Reporter 10342-10357, SUNY Buffalo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-023, Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-05, Lewis & Clark Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-1, University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 22, Roger Williams Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 153
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 16 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2014
Columbia University - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, BurlesonInstitute.org, City University of New York - School of Law, USC Gould School of Law, Albany Law School, Albany Law School, University of Colorado Law School, Pace Law School, University of Idaho College of Law - Boise, University of Miami - School of Law, Vermont Law School, Lewis & Clark Law School, University of Iowa - College of Law and Albany Law School
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sustainability, climate change, adaptation, resiliency

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Beyond Zero-Sum Environmentalism

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 47, No. 4, 2017
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 08 May 2017 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2017
Northeastern University - School of Law, USC Gould School of Law, Widener University - Commonwealth Law School, Albany Law School, University of Colorado Law School, University of Miami - School of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, University of Iowa - College of Law, Albany Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, Oregon State University, College of Business and UC Hastings Law
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Zero Sum, Environmental Law, Rhetoric, Trade Offs

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Environmental Law. Disrupted

49 Environmental Law Reporter 10038 (2019), Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-14, Albany Law School Research Paper No. 15 for 2019-2020
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2019
Oregon State University, College of Business, UC Hastings Law, City University of New York - School of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, USC Gould School of Law, Albany Law School, University of Florida College of Law, University of Colorado Law School, Pace Law School, University of Miami - School of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, Albany Law School, University of Iowa - College of Law, Vanderbilt University - Law School and Florida State University, College of Law
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Transmission and Transport of Energy in the Western U.S. and Canada: A Law and Policy Road Map

52 Idaho Law Review 387 (2016), U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-22
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2016
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Lewis & Clark College, Lewis & Clark College, University of Wyoming College of Law, University of Idaho College of Law - Boise, Lewis & Clark Law School, University of Wyoming College of Law, Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Lewis & Clark College
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energy; wind; solar; coal; fracking; hydraulic fracturing; flaring; Bakken; utilities; rooftop solar; Clean Power Plan; Clean Power Rule; renewables

Environmental Law, Disrupted by COVID-19

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 51, 2021, 51 ELR 10509, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-24, University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3855625, UC Hastings Research Paper Forthcoming, Albany Law School Research Paper Forthcoming, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-11
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2021
City University of New York - School of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, USC Gould School of Law, Pace University School of Law, Albany Law School, University of Colorado Law School, Pace Law School, University of Miami - School of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, University of Iowa - College of Law, Albany Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School, Florida State University, College of Law and UC Hastings Law
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COVID-19, systemic racial injustice, environmental law collaborative

Environmental Law, Disrupted by COVID-19

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, DISRUPTED, Keith Hirokawa and Jessica Owley, eds., West Academic, 2021, Albany Law School Research Paper Forthcoming, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 22-05, UC Hastings Research Paper Forthcoming, University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3985629
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Dec 2021 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2022
City University of New York - School of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, USC Gould School of Law, Pace University School of Law, Albany Law School, University of Colorado Law School, Pace Law School, University of Miami - School of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, University of Iowa - College of Law, Albany Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School, Florida State University, College of Law and UC Hastings Law
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The Clean Power Plan: Issues to Watch

Center for Progressive Reform Issue Alert, No. 1506, August 2015, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2015-50, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-50, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-43
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 12 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2016
University of San Francisco - School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Syracuse University College of Law, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Houston Law Center, George Washington University - Law School, George Washington University - Law School, University of Michigan Law School, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School and University of Cincinnati - College of Law
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Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Power Plan, Clean Air Act, federalism, environmental justice, energy, cap-and-trade, offsets

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Adapting To a 4°C World

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 52, No. 10211, 2022, Albany Law School Research Paper, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper Forthcoming, UNM School of Law Research Paper No. 2022-11, UC Hastings Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Mar 2022 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2022
UC Davis School of Law, Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, USC Gould School of Law, Northern Illinois University - College of Law, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, Albany Law School, Florida State University - College of Law, Pace Law School, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Duke University School of Law, University of Miami - School of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, University of Iowa - College of Law, Vanderbilt University - Law School, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Hastings Law and University of New Mexico - School of Law
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climate change, adaptation

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Natural Gas Lock-In

69 Kansas Law Review 889 (2021)
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 28 May 2021 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2021
Melissa Powers
Lewis & Clark Law School
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natural gas, climate change, lock-in, path dependency

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King Corn: Will the Renewable Fuel Standard Eventually End Corn Ethanol's Reign?

Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, Vol. 11, No. 667, 2010
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 01 Aug 2013
Melissa Powers
Lewis & Clark Law School
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Avoiding Dam Breaching Through Offsite Mitigation: Nmfs's 2000 Biological Opinion on Columbia Basin Hydroelectric Operations

Environmental Law, Vol. 32, p. 241, 2002
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 16 Nov 2005
Michael C. Blumm and Melissa Powers
Lewis & Clark Law School and Lewis & Clark Law School
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environmental law, endangered species, hydropower, fisheries

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Zero-Sum Climate and Energy Politics in the Trump Administration

in Beyond Zero-Sum Environmentalism (Krakoff, Rosenbloom, & Powers, eds., 2019, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 22 May 2019
Melissa Powers
Lewis & Clark Law School
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climate change, energy transition, zero-sum

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Energy Transition: Reforming Social Metabolism

in Global Climate Constitution (Jordi Jaria-Manzano & Susana Borràs, eds.) (2019, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 22 May 2019
Melissa Powers
Lewis & Clark Law School
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decarbonization, energy transition, social metabolism

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The Cost of Coal: Climate Change and the End of Coal as a Source of 'Cheap' Electricity

12 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law 407 (2010)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 01 Aug 2013
Melissa Powers
Lewis & Clark Law School
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14.

Black Carbon

in Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States (eds. Michael Gerrard & John C. Dernbach) (2019)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 May 2019
Melissa Powers
Lewis & Clark Law School
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black carbon, climate change, deep decarbonization, diesel, short-lived climate forcer, Clean Air Act