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Monthly Climate Change Briefing


May 13, 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 that were addressed in this month's call:

  • New challenges to AB32 programs
  • Discussion of recent decision by WTO Appellate Body re Canadian renewable energy program violation of giving local preferences: Do some U.S. state programs present similar vulnerability?
  • Speculation regarding possible changes to the delayed GHG NSPS for new power plants and implications for existing-source regulation
  • What moves a bill forward in Congress? A review and analysis of Sen. Coon's MLP bill, the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill, and last year's Conrad-Enzi-Rockefeller CCS-EOR bill

Kyle W. Danish, Partner, Van Ness Feldman, LLP
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)

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