Environmental Citizen Groups Have No Standing to Challenge Climate Change Impacts of Federal Actions

By Gabrielle Sigel, Partner, Jenner & Block Two U.S. district courts recently issued separate decisions rejecting environmental groups' challenges to federal actions based on alleged climate change injuries. In both cases, using the same legal test, the courts found that the environmental...

DOE Identifies Possible Carbon Sequestration Storage Sites

By Steven M. Siros, Partner, Jenner & Block On May 1, 2012, the Department of Energy released the North American Storage Atlas that maps the potential carbon dioxide storage capacity in North America. According to the Atlas , there is at least 500 years of geologic storage capacity for carbon dioxide...

Jenner & Block: Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Federal Common Law Nuisance Claim for Global Warming

By Keri L. Holleb Hotaling, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP On September 21, 2012, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Native Village of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Corp. et al. , 9th Cir., No. 09-17490, ruled that the Alaska town of Kivalina could not sue energy companies under a federal common law...