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Monthly Climate Change Briefing: May 2019


May 13, 2019



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:

  • Montana federal court decision striking down Trump's revocation of moratorium on coal leasing
  • Supreme Court denial of cert in cases challenging NY and Illinois nuclear subsidies
  • W.D. Washington activity on coal export facility on Columbia River
  • EDNY reversal of jury verdict that found Town of East Hampton liable for beachfront erosion caused by jetties
  • Washington state court decision allowing climate protester to present necessity defense
  • Recent Congressional developments, including House passage of bill affirming Paris targets, new bill on clean energy standards, Lindsay Graham comments on need for Rs to “cross the Rubicon” plus EPA submission to OMB of final 111(d) rule
  • Report on the US Chamber’s recent release of its climate position statement and the role of members companies that recognize the risks of climate change and have been taking action to reduce their emissions in helping to share the policy discussion on climate within the Chamber

Sally Fisk, Assistant General Counsel, Pfizer
Michael B. Gerrard, Professor, Columbia Law School; Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Robert Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates

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