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NASA's chief climate scientist advocates a carbon tax
Posted on 4 Jan 2009 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the debate between various experts and interest groups over whether a carbon tax or cap-and-trade system, or some combination of both, would be most effective in reducing global warming and minimizing adverse localized impacts of... Read More

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

Michael Gerrard's Climate Change Litigation in the U.S. Chart - Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law
Posted on 27 Sep 2010 by Michael B Gerrard

We have created a chart that displays all the climate change litigation that has been brought in the U.S. courts, plus some of the administrative cases. The chart is organized by type of case. It contains hot links to most of the decisions and, where... Read More

California releases a final version of the AB 32 scoping plan, well sort of
Posted on 23 Nov 2008 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have described the various elements that go into the AB 32 plan pursuant to which California is to reduce GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Following the release of the June draft, the Air Resources Board (the lead agency) received comments... 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

Greenhouse Gas Permitting Requirements for Large Stationary Sources under Clean Air Act Announced by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
Posted on 14 May 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced yesterday a final rule to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the largest stationary sources, while shielding millions of small sources of GHGs from Clean Air Act permitting... 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

House Subcommittee Hears Opposition to EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases, May Revoke Authority under Clean Air Act
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

By Peter Glaser, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP The Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held hearings Wednesday, Feb. 9, on a draft bill authored by full Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R. Mich.) that would... Read More

EPA's comment period on GHG regulation under CAA goes through the looking glass
Posted on 4 Dec 2008 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

On July 11, 2008, EPA released its advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on potential regulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) under the Clean Air Act (CAA), as noted in a prior post. Thereafter, the notice was published in the Federal Register. 73 Fed... 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

LexisNexis Coverage of the United Nations Climate Change Conference by Malcolm Dowden
Posted on 13 Dec 2009 by Malcolm Dowden

Malcolm Dowden has been attending the UN Climate Change summit in Copenhagen to provide reports and analysis for a range of LexisNexis journals and online services. Malcolm, a UK based solicitor and environmental law consultant, is a member of the LexisNexis... Read More

California issues draft of low carbon fuel standard as part of GHG program
Posted on 2 Nov 2008 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have followed the implementation of AB 32 [see for a copy of the legislation]. The Air Resources Board has now issued a draft of its proposed low... Read More

Nassim Nicholas Taleb's book “The Black Swan" and Climate Change-Related Legislative Hurdles and Challenges
Posted on 29 Sep 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

Michael Cohen, Vice President, Government Affairs, Renaissance Reinsurance, was on the faculty of the Reinsurance Outlook 2010 seminar produced earlier this year by HB Litigation Conferences. During a session on climate change, Cohen shared his insights... 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