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Monthly Climate Change Briefing: March 2016


March 14, 2016



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:

  • This week's US-Canada Joint Statement on Climate, Energy, and Arctic Leadership
  • The Clean Power Plan stay and related developments
  • EPA's recent update of its Inventory of GHG emissions, including upward adjustments of its methane emission estimates
  • OR bill would establish 50 percent RPS by 2040 and phase out coal power by 2035
  • MD Senate passed bill that would establish new 2030 climate goal for the state
  • Governors of 17 states signed Governors' Accord for a New Energy Future, agreeing to collaborate on cleaner energy and transportation
  • WA state Dept of Ecology withdrew state's proposed Clean Air Rule following public comment, and announced plans to move forward with a revised rule
  • CA released draft regs for local groundwater management plans that require use of climate change projections in long-term planning
  • FEMA developed preliminary guidance on "Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities" that are eligible for funding under its Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs

Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Climate Center, Georgetown University
Michael Burger, Executive Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University
Robert Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates

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