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William A. Ruskin: California Nixes CEQA Climate Change Review

By William A. Ruskin In an earlier blog post , we discussed a setback for the consideration of climate change impacts in "Reverse Environmental Impact Statements" as a result of a California Court of Appeal invalidating guidelines to the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA"...

William A. Ruskin: Plaintiffs Add 'Public Trust' Doctrine To Toolbox

By William A. Ruskin The "public trust" doctrine is a legal principle derived from English Common Law. Environmental groups are now seeking to expand the application of the public trust doctrine to require states to address climate change. The concept is a new and potentially valuable addition...

William A. Ruskin: Climate Change Science: Trial Courts And Regulations

By William A. Ruskin Overlooked in the District of Columbia U.S. Court of Appeals decision, dated June 26, 2012, in Coalition for Responsible Regulation, Inc. v. EPA [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], is the court's discussion of the climate change science relied upon by...