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In Issuing Executive Order No. 41, Governor Markell Rejects Any Need to Choose Between Mitigating Climate Change and Supporting Economic Growth
Posted on 24 Oct 2013 by J. Wylie Donald

by Mike Kelly & Jameson Tweedie Last month, Delaware Governor Jack Markell issued Executive Order No. 41 , “Preparing Delaware for Emerging Climate Impacts and Seizing Economic Opportunities from Reducing Emissions.” In many climate... 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

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

Third U.S. National Climate Assessment Released
Posted on 9 Jun 2014 by Gabrielle Sigel

By Gabrielle Sigel . Last month the U.S. Global Change Research Program released the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment , titled "Climate Change Impacts in the United States" ("the Assessment"). The Assessment was three years... Read More

Delaware’s Most Vulnerable County Abstains from Vote on Sea Level Rise Mitigation Options
Posted on 12 Jun 2013 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald and Jameson Tweedie, Attorneys, McCarter & English In our continuing our discussion (see here and here ) of the Delaware Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee ("DSLRAC"), the efforts of the DSLRAC took an ironic - but perhaps... Read More

Petition to Philippines Human Rights Commission Seeks Investigation into “Carbon Majors” for Human Rights Violations
Posted on 18 Nov 2015 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Greenpeace Southeast Asia and the Philippine Reconstruction Movement have filed a Petition with the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights (CHR or Commission) on behalf of 13 organizations and 20 individuals. The Petition makes several allegations... Read More

The New Bucket List: NOAA’s Top Sites for Increased Nuisance Flooding
Posted on 18 Aug 2014 by J. Wylie Donald

"Seawater on the streets.” One immediately knows that, notwithstanding the alliterative allure, something is not right. And when one is in Annapolis, Maryland, and the Alex Haley Scuplture Group is literally reading in the waves, it is plain... Read More

Jenner & Block: Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Federal Common Law Nuisance Claim for Global Warming
Posted on 2 Oct 2012 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

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... Read More

Governor Cuomo’s Signature Needed to Pass New York Climate Adaptation Bill
Posted on 11 Sep 2014 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Both houses of the New York State legislature have passed the Community Risk Reduction and Resiliency Act, [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], but Governor Cuomo has yet to sign the bill into law. The purpose of the bill is to amend... Read More