S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig was interviewed in the September 13, 2016 edition of The Atlantic. The story, titled “Why the EPA Doesn’t Regulate Ocean Acidification – In part, it’s because no one knows how best to do it yet,” discusses ocean acidification.
“Few coastal states have done the necessary scientific research to be able to say what ‘normal’ pH levels in their coasts waters should be,” says Robin Craig, a law professor at the University of Utah who has written extensively about the Center for Biological Diversity’s litigation.
“Even if the EPA and the states can use the Clean Water Act to assess ocean acidification problems, the Clean Water Act does not allow anyone to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and other large sources of such emissions,” says Craig.