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Monthly Climate Change Briefing


March 11, 2013



NOTE: This series of briefings is available only to those who are ELI members by virtue of their organizations' support of the Institute. Please consult our list of institutional member firms/consulting groups, corporations, or NGOs to ascertain if you are eligible to join these sessions. For more information on becoming an institutional member of ELI so that you and your colleagues would receive routine access to these briefings, please contact Chandra Middleton or see our membership page.


Staying on top of the legal and policy developments in the climate change arena is no small task. As a special service to our institutional members, the Environmental Law Institute provides a series of monthly conference calls with national experts on climate law and policy to keep you up to date and to answer your questions.

Topics addressed in this month's call:

  • Discussion of D.C. Circuit decision (March 1) In re: Polar Bear Endangered Species Act Listing
  • State updates: California's second carbon auction, the Boston sea-level rise report/Mayor Menino policy initiatives, Virginia passing changes to its gas tax, the campaign to repeal Virginia's RPS, and Governor Inslee's push for a climate bill in Washington State
  • Special guest Pat Dennis from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, offered his thoughts on the California offsets case, Citizens Climate Lobby et al. v. California Air Resources Board. Mr. Dennis represented the Climate Action Reserve in that case and at oral argument. View his powerpoint presentation HERE
  • Preview of confirmation process for Ernest Moniz (DOE) and Gina McCarthy (EPA)

Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Climate Center, Georgetown University
Michael B. Gerrard, Professor, Columbia Law School ; Director, Center for Climate Change Law
Manik Roy, Vice President, Strategic Outreach, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Additional Materials:
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