Monthly Climate Change Briefing: April 2023

April 10, 2023 5:00 pm — 5:30 pm
Webinar Only

Staying on top of the legal and policy developments in the climate change arena is no small task. As a special service to our members, the Environmental Law Institute provides a series of monthly webinars with national experts on climate law and policy to keep you up to date and to answer your questions. Though they were previously conference calls, our Monthly Climate Change Briefings will now take place on Zoom.


Topics to be addressed in this month's briefing:

  • In re Hawai'i Electric Light Co. (Hawai'i Supreme Court) -- Environmental rights clause in state constitution encompasses "right to a clean and healthful environment".
  • Louisiana v. Biden (5th Cir.) -- States lack standing to challenge social cost of carbon estimates.
  • Minnesota v. American Petroleum Institute (8th Cir.) -- State of Minnesota's climate change lawsuit against fossil fuel industry remanded to state court.
  • Suncor Energy v. Boulder County (U.S.) -- Solicitor General files brief saying state and city suits against fossil fuel companies belong in state court.
  • The recent grant of CAA waiver for California's advanced clean trucks emission standards
  • The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)'s ban on the sale of gas appliances -- first jurisdiction to do so.
  • New York State Climate Justice Working Group approves and adopts its final disadvantaged communities (DAC) criteria, which will be used to allocate funding under New York’s Climate Act.
  • Governor Newsom signs into law special session proposal to hold Big Oil accountable for price gouging, increasing transparency around price-setting in the transportation fuel market.
  • Entergy Louisiana––Louisiana’s largest utility––seeks approval for 3 gigawatts of solar, 11 times the current solar buildout in the state, as part of a strategy to build on the state’s first green tariff.
  • House passage of Republican energy legislation.
  • Release of Treasury guidance for EV tax credits under the IRA.
  • EPA rulemakings impacting electric power and vehicle sectors.

Jordan Diamond
, President, Environmental Law Institute, Moderator
Michael Gerrard, Founder and Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School
Cara Horowitz, Executive Director, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA School of Law
Robert Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates

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