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Monthly Climate Change Briefing: June 2019

When:

June 10, 2019

Where:

Teleconference


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.

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Topics addressed in this month's call:

  • Biden and Warren climate plans
  • Trump White House efforts to reopen climate science
  • Smattering of new bills in Congress
  • Mayor Bowser releases Resilient DC: A Strategy to Thrive in the Fact of Climate Change

  • Governor Newsom Directs State Agencies to Prepare Water Resilience Portfolio for California

  • Cuomo Administration announced its intention to provide $30 million towards improving the electric grid

  • In May, the State of Louisiana released seven climate adaptation plans (one regional and six for individual parishes) through the Louisiana Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments (LA SAFE) program.

  • In May, New Hampshire passed a bill to have the state establish a commission to study the ramifications of climate resilience for the design and location of septic systems

  • Anchorage published its Climate Action Plan at the end of April

  • Nevada Gov. Sisolak signed a bill to increase renewables provided by electric companies within the state to 50% by 2030

  • Washington passes law requiring 100% clean energy by 2045

  • CO Governor Polis signs major climate legislation

  • Maryland legislature passes 50% RPS bill & Gov. Hogan allows bill to take effect

  • New Jersey Gov. Murphy announces State Interagency Electric Vehicle Partnership

  • Juliana v. United States, No. 18-36082 (9th Cir.)

  • Birckhead v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, No. 18-1218 (D.C. Cir.)

  • Otsego 2000 v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, No. 18-1188 (D.C. Cir.)

  • American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers v. O’Keeffe, No. 18-881 (U.S.)

  • WildEarth Guardians v. Bernhardt, No. 1:16-cv-01724 (D.D.C.)

  • WildEarth Guardians v. Chao, No. 18-cv-110 (D. Mont.)

  • League of Conservation Voters v. Trump, No. 3:17-cv-00101 (D. Alaska), on appeal, Nos. 19-35460, 19-35461, & 19-35462 (9th Cir.)

  • Citizens for Clean Energy v. U.S. Department of the Interior, No. 4:17-cv-00030 (D. Mont.)

  • von Colditz v. Exxon Mobil Corp., No. 3:19-cv-01067 (N.D. Tex.); Montini v. Woods, No. 3:19-cv-01068 (N.D. Tex.)

  • People v. Exxon Mobil Corp., No. 452044/2018 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.)

Speakers:
L. Margaret Barry, Arnold & Porter
James Bradbury, Mitigation Program Director, Climate Center, Georgetown University
Robert Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates

Materials:
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