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Council on Environmental Quality Declares That Climate Change is Already Covered in Environmental Impact Review, and No New Regulations Needed
Posted on 13 Nov 2014 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Michael B. Gerrard The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), signed into law by President Richard Nixon on January 1, 1970, was the first U.S. environmental statute of the modern era. It requires the preparation of environmental impact statements... 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

California Superior Court blocks regional GHG regulations for failing to undertake CEQA review
Posted on 21 Jan 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

In Nov. 2010 the California Building Industry Association (CBIA) filed suit against the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's (BAAQMD) CEQA Guidelines re GHG emissions. Among other requirements, environmental evaluations were required if a project... Read More