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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

Renewable Fuel Standard Program for 2011 Proposed by Environmental Protection Agency Under Energy Independence & Security Act of 2007
Posted on 13 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed yesterday the 2011 percentage standards for the four fuels categories under the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program, known as RFS2. The Energy Independence and Security... 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

Solutions for Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases, and Global Warming - Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act - California SB 375
Posted on 24 Nov 2010 by Alene Taber

By Ms. Alene M. Taber In this Emerging Issues commentary, Alene M. Taber, an attorney with the firm of Jackson DeMarco Tidus Peckenpaugh, discusses California's landmark SB 375 legislation, the "Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection... Read More

Global Warming Threat Extends To Sports, Suds
Posted on 11 Apr 2008 by Gregg Lawson

Joe (and Jane) Sixpacks of the world beware: Climate change may be hazardous to your hunting, your fishing and your beer drinking. The news this week was full of predictions of widespread flooding, droughts, malaria outbreaks and malnutrition related... Read More

Emerging Issue-EPA Denies Clean Air Act Waiver for California's GHG Regulation for Motor Vehicles
Posted on 17 Jan 2008 by Oscar Marrero & Gabrielle Sigel

In this Emerging Issues Commentary, Oscar Marrero and Gabrielle Sigel of Jenner & Block's Chicago office examine the Environmental Protection Agency's denial of California's request for a Clean Air Act (CAA) waiver, which was sought by... 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

The 'War On Science'
Posted on 16 May 2008 by Gregg Lawson

“Oh, to again have a president with the ethical compass of Richard Nixon!” So ends today’s Philadelphia Daily News editorial about what it calls the Bush War on Science. The DN cites a “long and outrageous” list of “alleged... Read More

Regional Cap-and-Trade Programs Issue White Paper that Recommends Standardized Guidelines for Offset Programs, by Dustin Till
Posted on 13 Jul 2010 by Dustin T Till

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC “With the fate of federal climate change legislation uncertain, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), and the Midwest Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord... 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

Marten Law Group: California Files Suit to Compel Decision on New Motor Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards (Climate Change)
Posted on 14 Dec 2007 by amoir

In this Emerging Issues Commentary, Alyssa Moir of the Marten Law Group reports on a lawsuit filed on November 8, 2007, by California and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) against the Environmental Protection Agency seeking to compel the agency... 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

Video - Rising Sea Levels and Climate Change - Lew Rothstein, Ph.D. of WeatherPredict Consulting
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

Lew Rothstein, Ph.D., principal scientist with WeatherPredict Consulting was on the faculty of “Reinsurance Outlook 2010,” a seminar produced earlier this year by HB Litigation Conferences. During a session on climate change, he gave a primer... Read More

Interior Pities The Poor Polar Bear
Posted on 14 May 2008 by Gregg Lawson

Was it a good day for the polar bears, or just a symbolic gesture? The Interior Department today declared the poor creatures a “threatened species” under the Endangered Species Act because of global warming, but said that’s no reason... Read More