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Monthly Climate Change Briefing: February 2015

When:

February 9, 2015

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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 addressed in this month's call:

  • Upcoming FERC technical conferences on the Clean Power Plan rule.
  • Discussion of the four KXL bill climate votes (including the Blunt Paris vote).
  • Litigation Update: Chesapeake Climate Action Network v. Export-Import Bank, Gas Processors Assn v. EPA, US v. Hyundai Motor Co.
  • WV legislation passed bill repealing state's RPS, becoming the first state to do so. Gov. Tomblin (D) is expected to sign the bill.
  • Electric vehicle developments: Networks expand in Kansas City and link west coast from San Diego to Portland; some states considering EV fees or repealing incentives.
  • Ontario drafting carbon pricing plan as part of WCI; OR reportedly will consider carbon pricing plan.
  • State and local participation in National Disaster Resilience Competition.
  • Obama Executive Order issued 1/30 setting new flood elevation standards for federal projects

Speakers:
Kyle W. Danish, Partner, Van Ness Feldman, LLP
Michael B. Gerrard, Professor, Columbia Law School ; Director, Center for Climate Change Law
Michael Tubman, Senior Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
Kate Zyla, Deputy Director, Climate Center, Georgetown University

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