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Model Protocols for Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on the Built Environment under NEPA and State Equivalents
Posted on 7 Oct 2015 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law is releasing a set of model protocols for assessing the impacts of climate change on the built environment under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and state equivalents. The protocols are intended... 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

Is Your Business Prepared for a Crisis?
Posted on 28 Jan 2015 by Todd Janzen

A crisis can destroy a business’s reputation and bottom line. A crisis can come from anywhere: a surprise EPA, OSHA, or other regulatory inspection, a natural disaster, or a man-made catastrophe like the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion last... Read More

Environmental Insurance Defined
Posted on 21 Feb 2013 by Anthony M Saunders

Anthony Saunders is an insurance broker and specializes in the identification of environmental liabilities and creating environmental sustainability through insurance covers. Why? Without environmental insurance, the costs of rectifying unabated pollution... Read More

How To Answer Sustainability Program Doubters
Posted on 29 Oct 2014 by Marc Karell

We’re coming to the end of the year - the time that companies think seriously about the future. Financial performance data is in; you know where you stand. What is the direction of your firm? If your firm does not already have an energy or sustainability... Read More

In Sandy’s Wake, BIG U Promises Lower Manhattan Upped Coastal Protection
Posted on 11 Nov 2014 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

In 2013, President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force devised the Rebuild by Design Competition . Applicants were to design a “fundable and implementable” infrastructure project to mitigate the dangers of rising sea levels... Read More

Supreme Court Denies Cert For Appeal of Ruling That Federal Government Not Liable For Flood Destruction From Hurricane Katrina
Posted on 25 Jun 2013 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Jennifer Hans, WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 refused to hear an appeal of a lower federal court's ruling that the application of the discretionary function exception (DFE) to the Federal Tort Claims Act... Read More