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California Supreme Court upholds municipal ban on plastic bags
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

In June 2008, the city manager of Manhattan Beach (a small, beach-front community in Southern California) issued a staff report recommending the adoption of an ordinance banning the use of "point-of-sale plastic carry-out bags" in the city.... Read More

New CCCL Paper- Reverse Environmental Assessment Analysis For The Adaptation Of Projects, Plans And Programs To The Effects Of Climate Change In The EU
Posted on 22 Apr 2014 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Teresa Parejo Navajas, Associate Professor of Law. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), Visiting Scholar at the Center for Climate Change Law (Columbia University) Columbia’s Center for Climate Change Law has published a new white... Read More

Reed Elsevier Participates In 2012 World Environment Day
Posted on 1 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Mark Armour, Chief Financial Officer, Reed Elsevier Group plc, is delighted to herald United Nations World Environment Day which will take place on Tuesday, 5 June - the most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. The 2012 World... Read More

D.C. Circuit Ruling Has Potential Implications for Natural Gas Pipeline and LNG Projects Under FERC Environmental Review
Posted on 2 Jul 2014 by Duane Morris LLP

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], rejected certain portions of an environmental analysis conducted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission... Read More

New York City Proposes Expansion of Actions Exempt from CEQR
Posted on 13 Nov 2013 by GreenbergTraurig

The New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) requires actions that may have a significant adverse environmental impact to undergo review. The City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) contains the City of New York’s procedures for... Read More

Alaska District Court Considers “Reverse Environmental Impact” in Issuance of Section 404 Permit
Posted on 4 Aug 2014 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

The National Environmental Policy Act of 1970 (NEPA) requires federal agencies to prepare environmental impact statements (EISs) for all “major Federal actions significantly affecting the quality of the human environment.”[1] This includes... Read More

Sabin Center Files Comments on Alaska LNG Project
Posted on 11 Dec 2015 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Justin Gundlach, Climate Law Fellow The Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project is enormous. It is designed to link natural gas drilling operations on the North Slope of Alaska to liquefaction facilities in Nikiski (south of Anchorage) via an... Read More

Demystifying CEQA's Cumulative Impact Analysis Requirements: Guidance for Defensible EIR Evaluation
Posted on 20 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Ms. Nicole Hoeksma Gordon and Mr. Albert Herson, Attorneys, The Sohagi Law Group Get the latest on issues agencies face when conducting a "cumulative impact analysis" in an Environmental Impact Report in California. The article identifies... Read More

The California Environmental Quality Act's Other 'E': The Often Important Role of Economic Data in the Environmental Review Process
Posted on 13 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Arthur Pugsley, Attorney, Chatten-Brown & Carstens This article highlights the potentially critical role that economic data can play in the environmental review process under the California Environmental Quality Act. It discusses regulations... Read More

Streamlining in the Name of Economic Improvement and Job Creation Dominates 2011 California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") Legislation
Posted on 19 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Mr. Ron Bass and Mr. Al Herson I. Introduction to 2011 CEQA Legislation In a last minute flurry of activity, three bills dominated the California Legislature's attention to CEQA during the final week of the session, and were signed into law... Read More