Monthly Climate Change Briefing: December 2020

December 14, 2020 4:00 pm — 4:30 pm

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:

  • GM and Nissan withdrawal from defense of rule preempting state low-carbon vehicle standards
  • A D.D.C. decision finding flaws in climate change analysis for Wyoming oil and gas leases
  • A N.D. Okla. decision allowing NEPA challenge to oil and gas leases to proceed
  • W.D. WA decision vacating permits for methanol refinery and export terminal, citing failure to consider GHG impacts
  • Developments in the multiple suits against energy companies for money damaged under common law nuisance
  • An observation of ongoing activities in the climate / energy / sustainability space, and sentiment post election
  • Steps towards building electrification
  • New ambitious decarbonization standards and regulations
  • Resilience
  • Election-related developments
  • The new Biden climate team

Vicki A. Arroyo, Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center and Professor from Practice, Georgetown University Law Center
Edan Dionne, Vice President, Environmental, Energy & Chemical Management Programs, IBM
Michael Gerrard, Founder and Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School
Robert Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates

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