Monthly Climate Change Briefing: May 2021

May 10, 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:

  • President’s global climate summit
  • New US emission reduction goal for 2030
  • Steps by EPA to restore the California waiver for GHG vehicle standards withdrawn by the Trump Admin
  • Cert petitions challenging D.C. Circuit's decision overturning Affordable Clean Energy Rule
  • Montana decision concerning review of climate change impacts in approval of mining project
  • Minnesota decision overturning approval of motorsports park based on failure to consider climate impacts
  • Settlement of suit against warehouse project in California, with stipulated conditions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • New lawsuit by City of New York against fossil fuel companies and American Petroleum Institute alleging consumer deception and greenwashing
  • Lawsuits challenging social cost of carbon calculations
  • Decision by Federal Constitutional Court of Germany finding the national climate law to be too weak, in violation of German constitution

James Bradbury, Mitigation Program Director, Georgetown Climate Center, Georgetown University Law Center
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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