Monthly Climate Change Briefing: September 2018

September 10, 2018 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:

  • Curbelo carbon tax bill: the bill and the reaction to it, including the Scalise anti-carbon tax resolution
  • Proposed light-duty emission standards
  • GHG requirements for existing power plants (formerly the Clean Power Plan)
  • California lawmakers set goal for carbon-free energy by 2045
  • Colorado adopts the Colorado Energy Plan to boost to renewable energy
  • Massachusetts Gov. Baker signs legislation in August directing over $2.4 billion to adaptation and environmental stewardship efforts at both state and local levels
  • Honolulu Mayor Caldwell signs directive mandating that government agencies should plan for sea-level rise
  • Resolution signed by New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers at annual conference to explore opportunities on climate adaptation and resilience strategies
  • 16 AG’s request extension for comment period and additional public hearings regarding Trump Administration’s rollback of fuel economy standards for vehicles
  • Texas district court decision allowing securities fraud suit against Exxon to proceed
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision upholding GHG limits for power plants
  • Washington state court decision dismissing children's climate lawsuit
  • Maine district court decision upholding local law prohibiting crude oil loading
  • Status of Juliana case

James Bradbury, Mitigation Program Director, Climate Center, Georgetown University
Michael B. Gerrard, Professor, Columbia Law School; Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Manik Roy, Senior Fellow, DEPLOY/US [formerly, ClimateWorks Foundation]
Robert Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates

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