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Cap-and Trade War Coming Our Way
Posted on 8 Nov 2011 by Robert Lawrence and Dustin Till

By Robert F. Lawrence, Partner, and Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Cap and trade is a market-based framework under which aggregate emissions are capped and regulated businesses must obtain (through government allocations, auctions, or secondary... Read More

Companies Leading the Charge on Carbon Pricing
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Steven M. Siros

By Steven M. Siros While it is unlikely that the 113th Congress will take any action on climate change (especially not in advance of the November 2014 elections), many major public companies aren't waiting for Congressional action and are instead... Read More

The EU ETS’s Most Recent Challenges
Posted on 3 Dec 2013 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Teresa Parejo, Associate Professor of Law (Carlos III University), Visiting Scholar at the Center for Climate Change Law The EU ETS (European Union Emissions Trading System), the most important EU tool to fight against climate change, is now facing... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: California Air Resources Board Adopts Regional Cap-and-Trade Program
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Julia Dobtsis, JD Candidate, 2012, Cornell Law School On October 20, 2011, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced the adoption its long awaited Air Resources Board Emissions Trading Program. The state-administered program is the... Read More

Should Energy Board Consider Climate Before Approving Pipelines?
Posted on 4 Sep 2014 by Dianne Saxe

By Meredith James Can, and should, the National Energy Board consider climate impacts before approving oil pipelines? The federal government says no, objectors say yes. Now the courts must decide. The Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion would increase... Read More

Meeting China’s Climate Goals: An Expert Discussion
Posted on 17 Nov 2015 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

The Sabin Center and the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) recently co-hosted a panel discussion on Meeting China’s Climate Goals . The event was convened to discuss how China can shift its economy away from coal-fired power generation, improve... Read More

UN Climate Summit 2014
Posted on 9 Oct 2014 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting the Climate Summit 2014 at UN headquarters in NYC. The purpose of the Summit is to engage leaders and advance climate action. The UN's ultimate objective is to rally international support... Read More

Members Of Congress Aim To Restrict EPA’s Ability To Set Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards For Fossil Fuel Power Plants
Posted on 11 Nov 2013 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

On October 28 th , Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Republican House Representative Ed Whitfield (Ky.) released a discussion draft bill intended to limit the EPA’s ability to set greenhouse gas emission standards for fossil fuel-fired... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: North Carolina Tries To Outlaw Climate Change Data
Posted on 2 Jul 2012 by State Net

BUT CAN THEY DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE HUMIDITY? Speaking of North Carolina, who knew the worst thing about global warming is that it might be bad for business? As the Los Angeles Times reports, things started when a Tar Heel State commission reported that... Read More

Sabin Center Publishes Comprehensive Assessment of Non-U.S. Climate Litigation
Posted on 13 Apr 2015 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

The first comprehensive survey ever conducted of climate change litigation outside the United States has been released by Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. It finds that there is far more climate litigation in the United... Read More

Australians React Strongly To the Abolition of the Climate Commission
Posted on 28 Oct 2013 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Stéphanie Chuffart, Visiting Fellow On September, 19, 2013, Australia’s Climate Commission -a body established to provide independent information about climate science – was abolished by the Government of the newly elected... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Study of Environmental Impact Statements Reveals Varying Treatment of Climate Change Impacts
Posted on 13 Aug 2012 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Patrick Woolsey, Columbia Law School, Center for Climate Change Law, Intern Federal agencies have begun to incorporate consideration of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions into the environmental impact statements (EISs) which they are required... Read More

EPA Endangerment Finding, Tailpipe, Timing and Tailoring Rules for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Under Clean Air Act Upheld
Posted on 2 Jul 2012 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A panel of the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 26 found that rules and findings by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars, light trucks and... Read More

Greenhouse Gas Tort Litigation
Posted on 3 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Robert A. Wyman, Jr. and Michael G. Romey; General Editor Bradley M. Marten Numerous lawsuits have been filed to address climate change, including those based in tort for injuries to persons and property caused by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.... Read More

Lynn Grayson Comments on U.S. Climate Change Actions
Posted on 29 Dec 2014 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

A European Union publication Interfax recently published an article titled China and US Will Make or Break Climate Deal by Annemarie Botzki. The article discusses the stance of countries around the world on climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions... Read More