Monthly Climate Change Briefing: June 2021

June 14, 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:

  • BP v. Baltimore -- Supreme Court decision on appealability of aspects of Baltimore's lawsuit against fossil fuel companies
  • Chevron v. San Mateo -- Supreme Court action on petitions for writ of certiorari on other lawsuits against fossil fuel companies
  • Connecticut v. Exxon -- Remand to state court of suit alleging false and misleading statements about climate change
  • Center for Biological Diversity v. Haaland -- Ninth Circuit ruling that Fish & Wildlife Service did not adequately explain removal of Pacific walrus from endangered species list
  • Millieudefensie v. Royal Dutch Shell -- District court in Netherlands orders Shell to reduce global GHG emissions 45% below 2019 levels by 2030, including Scope 3 emissions
  • Status update on climate legislation
  • Biden Administration activities
  • SEC RFI on climate disclosure

James Bradbury, Mitigation Program Director, Georgetown Climate Center, 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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