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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

Climate Crisis: Insurers Tell Weather Like It Is
Posted on 2 Aug 2012 by Dianne Saxe

By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer The Canadian federal government does not like to talk about climate change, so the Insurance Bureau of Canada has released a hard hitting report on the damage that climate change is already causing in Canada... Read More

Predicting Sea Level Rise - The Arctic Council Raises the Ante
Posted on 8 Jun 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English Last month Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and other prominent diplomats signed the first ever treaty under the auspices of the Arctic Council; specifically, the member nations addressed Arctic... Read More

Marten Law on AES Corp. v. Steadfast Insurance Co. – Virginia Supreme Court Holds That Climate Change Allegations Do Not Trigger Insurer's Duty to Defend
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "In a case being closely watched by both insurers and insureds, the Virginia Supreme Court has held that an insurer's duty to defend is not triggered by allegations of damages flowing from intentional... 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

Marten Law: Climate Change Lawsuits Get Chilly Reception
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 by Dustin T Till

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC "The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently dealt another blow to advocacy groups attempting to compel federal action on climate change via common law causes of actions. In Alec... 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

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage in China: Emerging Policies and Laws
Posted on 7 Nov 2013 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

The Center for Climate Change Law has released a white paper tracking China’s policies and laws on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS). China has the world’s largest coal reserves and has been zealous in using its coal to drive... Read More

EPA Greenhouse Gas Permitting Requirements Maintain Focus on Largest Emitters
Posted on 3 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Steps to streamline process will ease burden on state and local permitting authorities WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it will not revise greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting thresholds under the Clean Air... Read More

Treatment of Greenhouse Gases Under the Clean Air Act
Posted on 7 Aug 2010 by Carol E. Dinkins and Eric Groten

By Carol E. Dinkins and Eric Groten, Partners, Vinson & Elkins; General Editor Bradley M. Marten In the absence of federal climate change legislation, questions about whether and how greenhouse gases may be regulated under the Clean Air Act (CAA... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: The President’s Climate Action Plan and the Electricity Industry
Posted on 28 Aug 2013 by Troutman Sanders

By Todd R. Coles , Peter S. Glaser , Bonnie A. Suchman President Obama released a sweeping climate plan (Plan) on June 25, 2013, using his authority to both address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to prepare for the impacts of climate change. The... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Governor Cuomo Calls for Lowering RGGI Cap, Other Climate Initiatives
Posted on 30 Jan 2013 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Shelley Welton, Deputy Director & Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School On Wednesday, January 10, 2013, Governor Cuomo gave his state-of-the-state message . Much of the message was devoted to examining how the state can recover... Read More

Marten Law: Solicitor General Sides With Utilities, Asking Supreme Court to Block Common Law Climate Change Lawsuit
Posted on 18 Oct 2010 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC “In a brief filed last August, the Solicitor General has urged the Supreme Court to accept review of the Second Circuit's decision in Connecticut v. American Electric Power Co. ( AEP ),” writes... Read More