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Monthly Climate Change Briefing


November 12, 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
  • 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:

  • What the outcome of the election portends for the Supreme Court and its future environmentally-related rulings
  • What the election may mean for federal climate policy development by EPA and Congress
  • Michigan Clean Energy ballot initiative
  • California LCFS oral arguments in the 9th Circuit
  • New Hampshire Governor's race and its role in the future of RGGI
  • Washington Governor's race, where climate has been debated substantially
  • California cap-and-trade omnibus update
  • Cuomo/Bloomberg response to Sandy, including discussion of climate change

Additional Materials:
Members may log on to access the mp3 recording.


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