Monthly Climate Change Briefing: July 2021

July 12, 2021 5:00 pm — 5:30 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:

  • Climate aspects of the infrastructure legislation
  • Congressional veto of the Trump methane regulations for oil and gas production
  • Energy storage and climate adaptation legislation in Connecticut
  • Oregon clean electricity target
  • New Jersey offshore wind and clean energy developments
  • Colorado clean energy jobs and just transition
  • HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining v. Renewable Fuels Assn. -- Supreme Court decision on EPA regulation of small refiners
  • EDF v. FERC (DC Cir.) -- Vacating FERC approval of natural gas pipeline due to failure to address applicant's self-dealing
  • Conservation Law Foundation v. Exxon -- 1st Circuit -- allowing suit concerning an oil terminal's preparedness for extreme storms to proceed
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Exxon (Mass. Super. Ct.) -- Denial of Exxon's motion to dismiss Massachusetts AG suit alleging that investors and consumer were misled
  • Louisiana v. Biden (W.D. La.) -- Blocking Biden's temporary halt to new oil and gas leases
  • Chevron v. City of Oakland -- Supreme Court denial of cert in climate change public nuisance case

Michael Gerrard, Founder and Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School
Matthew Goetz, Associate Director, Mitigation Program, Georgetown Climate Center, Georgetown University Law Center
Robert Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates

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