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Meet Me In Cancun - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference on Global Warming
Posted on 8 Dec 2010 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block An estimated 15,000 people, including officials and environmental leaders from 194 countries, will attend the UN's Climate Change Conference at the Moon Palace Hotel in Cancun, Mexico. The 12-day... Read More

5th Circuit Dismisses Global Warming Appeal by Mississippi Residents Against Energy Companies because en banc Fifth Circuit Fails to have Quorum
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by Samantha Drake

NEW ORLEANS — A divided en banc Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 28 dismissed the appeal of a panel decision that Mississippi residents have standing to sue the oil, coal and energy companies for releasing greenhouse gas emissions that... Read More

United Nations Announces Climate Change Website for Funding Needs of Developing Nations at Cancun Conference
Posted on 8 Dec 2010 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block The UN announced yesterday the launch of a website to help developing countries make sense of the multiple funds available to finance climate change-related needs. It estimates that developing countries... Read More

Solicitor General Files Brief in Support of Utility Petition for Certiorari from Second Circuit Climate Change Common Law Nuisance Ruling
Posted on 19 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 ),”... Read More

Steve Jones, Partner at Marten Law, on a Hot Global Warming Topic - Federal Preemption of Regional Climate Compacts
Posted on 17 May 2010 by Steven G Jones

By Steve Jones. "With Senators Kerry (D-Mass.), Graham (R-S.C.) and Lieberman's (I-Conn.) climate change legislation reportedly set to be introduced in the near future", writes Steve Jones, "a number of state officials have openly... Read More

Senate Cap and Trade Greenhouse Gases Climate Bill Faces Conflicts with House ACES Bill and States Powers
Posted on 5 Jun 2010 by Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin Till

By Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin Till, Attorneys, Marten Law PLLC “Senators Kerry and Lieberman released their much-anticipated cap and trade legislation on May 12, 2010. The Kerry-Lieberman bill takes its place alongside H.R. 2454, the American... Read More

John Nevius of Anderson Kill & Olick - Fifth Circuit Punts on Global Warming Case with En Banc Quorum Dismissal - Legal Limbo is Prolonged
Posted on 14 Jun 2010 by John G. Nevius

By John G. Nevius, Shareholder, Anderson Kill & Olick P.C. On May 28, the U .S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit punted in a most unusual manner in a closely watched global warming suit, Comer v. Murphy Oil, et al . The case was brought... Read More

Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Power Companies Appeal of Second Circuit Ruling on Emissions as Public Nuisance Litigation
Posted on 8 Dec 2010 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- (Mealey's) The nation's high court on Dec. 6 granted a petition for certiorari filed by five power companies seeking review of a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling reinstating two Clean Air Act (CAA) lawsuits brought... Read More

President and EPA Take Charge of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases: Jenner & Block 2010 Year in Review
Posted on 9 Feb 2011 by Gabrielle Sigel

By Gabrielle Sigel, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP “On January 27, 2010, in his first State of the Union address, President Obama expressed his desire to see Congress pass a comprehensive energy and climate bill adopted in the coming year... Read More

Warming of the oceans in previous 2 decades - heat stored equal to 2 billion Hiroshima atomic bombs
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Because water has a vastly larger capacity for heat storage than the atmosphere, eventually between 80 to 90 percent of the heat trapped by the greenhouse effects ends up being stored in the oceans. Thus, the trend in ocean temperatures is an excellent... Read More

Republicans in Congress File Amicus Brief to Overrule GHG Public Nuisance Case, Agree with Obama DOJ
Posted on 7 Mar 2011 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC “Proving once again that politics makes for strange bedfellows, three prominent Republican lawmakers who have opposed EPA greenhouse gas regulation have joined the Obama Administration in urging the... Read More

Senate Legislation Seeks to Block Environmental Protection Agency Regulation of Greenhouse Gases, Invalidate Endangerment Finding
Posted on 25 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

By Julia Ciardullo, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School With the 112th Congress now in session, Senators from both parties have already introduced legislation that would block EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs... Read More

Jenner & Block: No Quorum, so En Banc Fifth Circuit Dismisses Comer v. Murphy Oil Climate Change Appeal
Posted on 12 Jun 2010 by Gabrielle Sigel

By Gabrielle Sigel, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP “The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently issued an order in Comer v. Murphy Oil USA , dismissing the appeal of this climate change nuisance case involving the effects... Read More

Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin Till of Marten Law PLLC: EPA Issues Final Tailoring Rule Regulating GHGs From New and Modified Sources
Posted on 11 Jun 2010 by Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin Till

By Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin Till, Attorneys, Marten Law PLLC “With a one-two punch, EPA on May 13, 2010 issued permitting requirements for larger stationary sources of greenhouse gases (GHGs), just one day after Senators Kerry and Lieberman... Read More

EPA to Issue Greenhouse Gas reporting program for coal mines, wastewater treatment, waste landfills and magnesium production
Posted on 3 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing requirements under its national mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting program for underground coal mines, industrial wastewater treatment systems, industrial waste landfills... Read More