Hannah Wiseman

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Professor in Law Faculty, Penn State Law (University Park)

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Professor Hannah Wiseman is a Professor of Law, Professor and Wilson Faculty Fellow in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and Institutes of Energy and the Environment Co-funded Faculty Member. Professor Wiseman teaches and writes in the areas of Energy Law, Oil & Gas Law, Land Use Regulation, Environmental Law, and Administrative Law. Her work focuses on the mechanics and design of regulation and governance in these areas, including the challenges of determining appropriate governance levels, fostering effective experimentation, and addressing expansions in the scale of regulated activities. She has published articles in the NYU Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Duke Law Journal (co-authored), and Boston University Law Review, among others, and she is a co-author of the textbook “Energy, Economics, and the Environment” (Foundation Press) with Professors Joel Eisen, Emily Hammond, Jim Rossi, and David Spence. She is also a co-author of the book "Energy Law" (Foundation Press) with Professor Alexandra Klass and "Hydraulic Fracturing: A Guide to Environmental and Real Property Issues" (American Bar Association press) with Keith Hall.

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Recent Publications

Grid Reliability Through Clean Energy

Klass, A., Macey, J., Welton, S. & Wiseman, H., May 2022, In: Stanford Law Review. 74, 5, p. 969-1071 103 p.

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Regional Cooperative Federalism and the U.S. Electric Grid

Wiseman, H. J., Feb 2022, In: George Washington Law Review. 90, 1, p. 147-236 90 p.

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Taxing local energy externalities

Wiseman, H. J., 2021, In: Notre Dame Law Review. 96, 5, p. 563-620 58 p.

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Federalism for the worst case

Landau, D., Wiseman, H. J. & Wiseman, S. R., Mar 2020, In: Iowa Law Review. 105, 3, p. 1187-1255 69 p.

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Food labeling and the environment

Wiseman, S. R. & Wiseman, H. J., 2019, In: Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation. 34, 1, p. 1-23 23 p.

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Water Stress from High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Potentially Threatens Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Arkansas, United States

Entrekin, S., Trainor, A., Saiers, J., Patterson, L., Maloney, K., Fargione, J., Kiesecker, J., Baruch-Mordo, S., Konschnik, K., Wiseman, H., Nicot, J. P. & Ryan, J. N., Feb 20 2018, In: Environmental Science and Technology. 52, 4, p. 2349-2358 10 p.

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Constrained regulatory exit in energy law

Rossi, J. & Wiseman, H. J., May 1 2018, In: Duke Law Journal. 67, 8, p. 1677-1728 52 p.

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Unconventional oil and gas spills: Materials, volumes, and risks to surface waters in four states of the U.S.

Maloney, K. O., Baruch-Mordo, S., Patterson, L. A., Nicot, J. P., Entrekin, S. A., Fargione, J. E., Kiesecker, J. M., Konschnik, K. E., Ryan, J. N., Trainor, A. M., Saiers, J. E. & Wiseman, H. J., Mar 1 2017, In: Science of the Total Environment. 581-582, p. 369-377 9 p.

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Unconventional Oil and Gas Spills: Risks, Mitigation Priorities, and State Reporting Requirements

Patterson, L. A., Konschnik, K. E., Wiseman, H., Fargione, J., Maloney, K. O., Kiesecker, J., Nicot, J. P., Baruch-Mordo, S., Entrekin, S., Trainor, A. & Saiers, J. E., Mar 7 2017, In: Environmental Science and Technology. 51, 5, p. 2563-2573 11 p.

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Regulatory triage in a volatile political era

Wiseman, H. J., 2017, In: Columbia Law Review. 117, 8, p. 240-260 21 p.

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Disaggregating preemption in energy law

Wiseman, H. J., 2016, In: Harvard Environmental Law Review. 40, 2, p. 293-350 58 p.

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Regional energy governance and U.S. carbon emissions

Wiseman, H. J. & Osofsky, H. M., Apr 1 2016, In: Ecology Law Quarterly. 43, 1, p. 143-235 93 p.

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A market approach to regulating the energy revolution: Assurance bonds, insurance, and the certain and uncertain risks of hydraulic fracturing

Dana, D. A. & Wiseman, H. J., May 2014, In: Iowa Law Review. 99, 4, p. 1523-1593 71 p.

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Hybrid Energy governance

Osofsky, H. M. & Wiseman, H. J., 2014, In: University of Illinois Law Review. 2014, 1, p. 1-66 66 p.

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Regulatory islands

Wiseman, H. J., Nov 1 2014, In: New York University Law Review. 89, 5, p. 1661-1742 82 p.

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