GW Experts Available: Sackett v EPA

May 26, 2023

Colorado River

WASHINGTON (May 26, 2023) On Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States in a unanimous decision sided with the Sackett family in Sackett v Environmental Protection Agency. In this case, the justices determined which wetlands qualify as protected waters and spaces. This decision confirms that the Clean Water Act does not allow the EPA to regulate all bodies of waters.

If you would like more context on the matter, please consider the George Washington University experts Emily Hammond or Robert Glicksman.

Emily Hammond

Hammond serves as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs; Glen Earl Weston Research Professor. Hammond is a nationally recognized expert in energy, environmental and administrative law. Prior to teaching, Hammond was an environmental engineer bringing fluency between the intersection of law, science and policy. Hammond has held a presidential appointment at the Department of Energy, where they served as Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, Regulation and Enforcement as well as Deputy General Counsel for Environment and Litigation.

Hammond’s publications include legal analyses of CWA issues and peer-reviewed hydrological studies.

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Glicksman, the J.B. and Maurice C Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law at the George Washington University is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on environmental, natural resources, and administrative law issues. Glicksman’s areas of expertise include environmental and natural resources law, along with others. Glicksman has consulted on various environmental and natural resources law issues, including work for the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation.

Glicksman has published and been published in  numerous publications, including his most recent highlight in The Green Clash Between Renewables and Conservations.

If you wish to speak with Prof. Hammond or Prof. Glicksman, please contact Media Relations Specialist Shannon Mitchell at [email protected].