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Monthly Climate Change Briefing


September 9, 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 CAA §111(b) re-proposal, with its reliance on CCS, and what that could do to EPA's §111(d) outreach
  • Case reviews: Michael Mann libel decision, California Chamber of Commerce v. CARB, California Building Industry Assn v. Bay Area AQMD, POET v. CARB
  • MD Gov. O'Malley released a climate plan calling for 25% GHG reductions by 2020
  • New developments in CA's Cap and Trade program (lower auction price; court tentatively rules auctions not an illegal tax)
  • State clean energy policies survived in all 14 states where they were challenged this year

Kyle W. Danish, Partner, Van Ness Feldman, LLP
Michael B. Gerrard, Professor, Columbia Law School ; Director, Center for Climate Change Law
Gabriel Pacyniak, Institute Associate, Climate Center, Georgetown University
Manik Roy, Vice President, Strategic Outreach, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Additional Materials:
Members may log on to access the mp3 recording.
View US EPA's Overview Presentation: Clean Air Act Section 111


ELI Monthly Climate Briefings are made possible by the
generous support of our institutional members.