Environmental Litigation and Regulation
Air Quality and Climate Change

Air quality and climate change regulations continue to be at the center of energy and environmental policy debates. We assist government and regulatory entities, companies, and associations in analyzing and executing strategies to meet both business objectives and environmental regulations.

Brattle economists have actively participated in the development and compliance of the Clean Air Act and related federal and state laws and regulations for more than thirty years. We recently studied the impact of coal-fired power plant closures on visibility and the impact of environmental compliance costs on capacity planning and fuel demand in the Midwest.

We have particular expertise in energy resource planning, risk management, finance, and regulatory economics, which makes us well positioned to assist companies in preparing for climate change legislation and clean energy laws. We have studied the economic impacts of state and federal climate change regulations and the impact of proposed federal emissions regulation on fossil fuel electricity generation.