Monthly Climate Change Briefing: February 2023

February 13, 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:

  • New California plans to require zero-emission space and water heaters
  • New Minnesota 100% carbon-free energy bill
  • Massachusetts cabinet-level Climate Chief position
  • Kentucky divesting from 11 firms it says are “engaged in energy company boycotts”
  • California and NY bills introduced to require corporate disclosure of GHG emissions
  • Dine Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment v. Debra Haaland (10th Cir.) -- concerning NEPA review of cumulative effects of 370 oil and gas drilling permits on climate change
  • People v. County of Lake (California Superior Court) -- approval of settlement in case about proposed residential development project that was vulnerable to wildfires
  • Battery Park City Neighborhood Association v. Battery Park City Authority (New York Supreme Court, New York County) -- denial of preliminary injunction against elevation of park in order to protect against future sea level rise
  • Shafer v. Sanchez (S.D. Texas) -- Denial of preliminary injunction sought be a man incarcerated in a Texas state prison who claimed he was exposed to excessive heat and humidity
  • Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association v. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Minnesota Court of Appeals) -- Upholding state's Clean Car Rule, which incorporated by reference certain California motor-vehicle emission standards.

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

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