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  • YCELP in Full Force at NDEL 2017

    The YCELP team joined leaders from across the country for the 2017 New Directions in Environmental Law Conference held at Yale this past February. Learn more about the event on the YCELP blog.

  • YCELP Heads to Rwanda

    Lisa Dale visited Rwanda this month as part of a multinational delegation that met with President Paul Kagame.

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    YCELP is now hiring! Visit our Jobs and Opportunities page to learn how you could be a part of our growing staff.

Featured News

Lisa Dale Interviewed about the Antiquities Act and President Trump’s Recent Executive Order

YCELP Associate Director, Lisa Dale, was interviewed by The New York Times and Connecticut’s local NPR station this week to comment on the most recent Executive Order by President Trump to review past usages of the U.S. Antiquities Act. Does the President have the authority to revoke previous national monument designations? Find out in these interviews.


Red Lights to Green Lights: From 20th Century Environmental Regulation to 21st Century Sustainability

Lewis & Clark Environmental Law published a new article from YCELP Director, Dan Esty. In it, Professor Esty calls for a new 21st century sustainability strategy that overcomes the ideological, structural, and operational issues that have led to political gridlock and blocked environmental policy reform.This new approach would go beyond the “red lights” and stop signs of the existing framework of environmental law that centers on telling people what they cannot do, to a broader structure of incentives and “green lights” that would engage the public and the business world in environmental problem solving.


YCELP is Hiring this Summer

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI), a project of YCELP, is hiring for a variety of Research Assistant position for the Summer semester. Click here to learn more about the positions and how to apply. 

Featured Blog Posts

YCELP's Lisa Dale, Zach Wendling, and David Deese are joined by Susan Biniaz at the 2017 NDEL Conference
March 10, 2017
By: Russell Patterson, YCELP Fellow On February 24 and 25, hundreds of students, professors, and practitioners from across Yale University and the world...
February 15, 2017
By: Professor Dan Esty Harvard economists Marty Feldstein and Greg Mankiw along with policy entrepreneur Ted Halstead published an op-ed in the New York Times ...
January 17, 2017
By Lucy Kessler, YCELP Communications RA. Although President-elect Trump has made his opinions widely known, his plans for acting on those statements remain...