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Public Service Commission Approves Con Ed Rate Case and Climate Change Adaptation Settlement

Ethan I. Strell, CCCL Associate Director & Fellow In an historic decision that will serve as a nationwide model, the New York State Public Service Commission on February 20 unanimously approved a settlement requiring Con Edison to implement state-of-the-art measures to plan for and protect...

Negligent Operation of a Storm Sewer: A New Theory of Climate Change Liability

By J. Wylie Donald We have written many times about the flawed design of the nation's flood maps in an era of climate change. And spoken about the potential for claims against professionals for failure to consider the effects of climate change in what they do. On April 16, 2014 those two ideas...