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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Downplays Risk of Sea Level Rise in Waste Storage EIS
Posted on 6 Feb 2014 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Ethan I. Strell, Esq. Associate Director & Fellow The Columbia Center for Climate Change Law (CCCL) has submitted comments on the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s “Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact... Read More

EPA Excludes Carbon Dioxide Waste Streams from RCRA - A (Very Small) Step Forward for CCS
Posted on 30 Jan 2014 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald The Congress may be dysfunctional but the administrative agencies are still moving the ball. A case in point is last month's Christmas present from EPA to the carbon capture and storage community. On December 17 EPA issued... 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

Environmental Law & Climate Change Community Announces Top 50 Blogs for 2011
Posted on 21 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

After some very careful review and a great deal of deliberation, the LexisNexis Environmental Law & Climate Change Community has selected its Top 50 Blogs for 2011. We’d like to express gratitude to our Community members for your comments... Read More

The 2014 California Environmental Legislative Recap: An Election Year Drought
Posted on 31 Mar 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

By Mr. Gary A. Lucks Get the latest expert analysis on California's new environmental and land use laws. This article summarizes legislation passed during the 2014-2015 California Legislative Session, including bills addressing water supply... Read More

2011 California Environmental Legislative Recap--A Touch More Green
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Mr. Gary Lucks Get the latest analysis of environmental laws recently passed by the California Legislature. The article includes coverage of 2011 state legislation on a variety of topics, such as climate change, air and water quality, energy, the... Read More

The Pope’s Environmental Economics
Posted on 5 Oct 2015 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home includes a section about the economics of carbon mitigation. Although a small part of the encyclical—one paragraph out of 246—the pope’s economic prescription... Read More

Banks Get Involved in Environmental Strategies
Posted on 1 May 2014 by Marc Karell

Why have some of the largest banks in the world invested large sums of money to environmental and sustainability causes? Why did both Citigroup and Bank of America pledge to invest $50 billion each in alternative energy and conservation projects and –... Read More

The 2010 California Environmental Legislative Recap: Public Policy Paralysis
Posted on 27 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Mr. Gary Lucks Get the latest analysis of environmental laws recently passed by the California Legislature. The article, originally published as the Lead Article for the February 2011 issue of the California Environmental Law Reporter (Matthew... Read More

New EPA Report: Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action
Posted on 8 Oct 2015 by E. Lynn Grayson

A new EPA report, Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action , estimates the physical and monetary benefits to the U.S. of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. The report summarizes results from the Climate Change Impacts and... Read More

Rating State Hazard Mitigation Plans
Posted on 26 Nov 2013 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

The Columbia Center for Climate Change Law has released a report (and accompanying Excel database ) surveying and ranking all 50 State Hazard Mitigation Plans. The Survey considers to what extent and in what manner climate change related issues are incorporated... Read More

Environmental Impact Statements Addressing Resiliency and Adaptation
Posted on 29 Oct 2013 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Ethan I. Strell, Associate Director & Fellow, Columbia Center for Climate Change Law In a subtle but meaningful shift, the environmental impact review process in New York City is beginning to more systematically consider the potential effects... Read More

World Bank Sells Record $91M of Green Bonds Tied to “Ethical” Companies
Posted on 11 Mar 2015 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson The World Bank sold $91 million in green bonds tied to an index of "ethical" companies – its largest offering of green bonds linked to an equity index and the first offered to individual investors. Green bonds... Read More

New CCCL Paper: Federal “Green” Product Procurement Policy In The U.S.
Posted on 12 Feb 2014 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Shawna Ganley, CCCL Contributor and Former Visiting Scholar With the recent COP19 in Warsaw showing questionable progress towards a universal climate agreement in 2015 ( as reported previously by CCCL ), government procurement represents an uncontroversial... Read More

EPA Releases Study Stressing Economic Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation
Posted on 16 Sep 2015 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a report, “ Climate Change in the U.S. – Benefits of Global Action ,” detailing the findings of the EPA’s Climate Change Impacts and Risk Analysis (CIRA) study, a peer reviewed... Read More