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Monthly Climate Change Briefing: December 2017


December 11, 2017



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 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:

  • Update on the climate angles in the tax bill
  • Developments from today's Ninth Circuit hearing in Juliana case
  • Decision from D.Mont. denying motions to dismiss lawsuit challenging presidential permit for Keystone XL pipeline
  • Decision from D.Mich. approving settlement of suit by pro-fossil-fuel students against a community college in Michigan that had blocked their protests
  • Decision from CA Court of Appeal filing that environmental impact report for San Diego Assn of Govt had not adqueately considered actions to reduce GHG emissions from transportation
  • AZ trial court decision requiring disclosure of climate scientists' e-mails
  • Removal to federal court of suits by San Francisco and Oakland against fossil fuel companies for money damages
  • DOE order to FERC to provide rate support for coal and nuclear
  • Recent public meeting on the Clean Power Plan repeal
  • Scott Pruitt's House testimony on climate issues
  • Virginia's Air Board approval of a proposed GHG regulation for power plants
  • Denver's Green Roof Initiative
  • Florida bond initiataive to fund investments including adapting to sea-level rise
  • California guidebook for state agencies on how to integrate climate change into planning and investment
  • Harris County, TX Commission recommendations to improve flood resilience and preparedness

Michael B. Gerrard, Professor, Columbia Law School; Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Manik Roy, Senior Fellow, DEPLOY/US [formerly, ClimateWorks Foundation]
Robert Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates
Kathryn Zyla, Deputy Director, Georgetown University Climate Center

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