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July 28, 2022

A Climate Emergency with Brian Egan and William Banks

Episode 235

This week is all about climate change, an increasingly undeniable threat to our national security. Host Elisa is joined by committee members Brian Egan and William Banks to discuss what legal authorities are at the disposal of the President to help combat this crisis. What defines an international economic emergency? And domestically, what other authorities can the President utilize to target certain parties that threaten our global climate?

Brian Egan is a Partner at Skadden

William Banks is Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security Advisory Committee, and Emeritus Professor at the Syracuse University College of Law


International Emergency Economic Powers Act

The Defense Production Act

U.S. Constitution, Article II

West Virginia v. EPA

The Major Questions Doctrine