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UN Climate Change Conference Opens in Cancun

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 conference and associated meetings will seek to...

UN Launches Climate Change Funding Website

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 will require as much as $100B a year for adaptation...

UN Climate Change Leaders Seek Cooperation, Creativity And Compromise

By E. Lynn Grayson , Partner, Jenner & Block Executive Director of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres, opened the conference saying "You are gathered in Cancun to weave together the elements of a solid response to climate change, using both reason...

More Insight On EPA’s Regulation Of Hexavalent Chromium And Perchlorate

By E. Lynn Grayson , Partner, Jenner &Block In testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson confirmed that EPA likely will regulate hexavalent chromium in tap water but only after completing its health assessment study of the toxic contaminant...

New MOU For EPA And DoD

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block EPA and DoD have entered into a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance the use of innovative technologies and their mutual interests in sustainability. This MOU is entered into between EPA through its Office of Research and Development, and...

Water Scarcity Challenges Headed To Supreme Court

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block Three petitions have been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a review of a recent 11 th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allocate additional water from Lake Lanier to meet Atlanta's growing...

Jenner & Block: Business Roundtable Report Calls For Improved Permitting Process

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block The Business Roundtable (BRT) issued a report this month, Permitting Jobs and Business Investment Streamlining the Federal Permitting Process , highlighting the adverse impacts to business of the often long, inconsistent and burdensome federal permitting...