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Monthly Climate Change Briefing


April 9, 2012



A special service for ELI institutional members, this half-hour monthly conference call provides a valuable way to keep on top of the legal and policy developments in the climate change arena.

Panelists for this month's event were:

  • Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Georgetown University Climate Center
  • Tomas Carbonell, Van Ness Feldman, PC
  • Michael B. Gerrard, Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
  • Nikki Roy, Vice President, Strategic Outreach, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

The topics discussed during the call included:

  • Comer v. Murphy Oil (dismissal of refiled case)
  • 5th Cir. Decision in Katrina canal breaches
  • Ballona Wetlands Trust (CEQA and climate impacts)
  • Complaint challenging the offset provisions in CA's cap-and-trade regulations
  • GHG NSPS and Congressional reaction
  • Trading program updates: CA, NH, NM
  • EV updates: HI, IL
  • MD proposes emissions reduction goals
  • State renewables/EE developments: WA, CA, Great Lakes wind farm consortium

Additional Materials:
Members click here to access the event recording


This ELI Associate Seminar was made possible by the generous support of our members.