Internationally-recognized environmental law expert Robert Percival, JD, the Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental Law Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, is available for thoughtful commentary on the unprecedented $100 million civil penalty levied by the U.S. Department of Justice on Korean car makers Hyundai and Kia on November 3, 2014.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the civil penalty is the largest in the history of the Clean Air Act.
“This helps to ensure a level playing field among auto manufacturers seeking to comply with EPA’s new program from reducing greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles,” Percival says. “It also helps inform consumers making auto purchasing decisions about the true energy efficiency of competing models.”
Percival is the principal author of the country’s most widely used casebooks on environmental law Environmental Regulation: Law, Science & Policy. He has played a leading role in the formation of the field of global environmental law. Percival has taught as a J. William Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Law Institute.
Percival maintains a website and weekly blog and is a contributor to SCOTUSblog. He was one of six invited contributors to a SCOTUSblog online symposium on Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA.