November 13, 2017

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.

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Topics addressed in this month's call:

  • What the 11-state delegation (including 4 governors) will be doing at COP23 in Bonn and updates on what they're doing at home in the U.S.
  • Recent climate report issued (reluctantly) by the administration
  • Recent EPA NODAs on staying the methane rule
  • California federal court decision vacating BLM postponement of methane rule compliance dates
  • Dismissal of Peabody from San Mateo case
  • Mark Jacobson lawsuit against National Academy of Sciences and author of critical piece
  • New Pennsylvania lawsuit seeking injunction against Trump climate rollbacks
  • Several decisions allowing climate protestors to raise necessity defense
  • Implications of recent state-level elections
  • The clean energy and climate-relevant provisions included, and not included, in the House and Senate tax proposals

Speakers:
Michael B. Gerrard, Professor, Columbia Law School; Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Manik Roy, Senior Fellow, DEPLOY/US
Robert Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates
Kathryn Zyla, Deputy Director, Climate Center, Georgetown University

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November 13, 2017

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) held its second annual Restoration Summit, where the public had the opportunity "to learn about current restoration projects in Mississippi and the announcement of new projects for 2017."

For those who wanted a refresher on the Deepwater Horizon restoration processes before the Summit, ELI, Steps Coalition, and Audubon Mississippi partnered to host "Restoration Refresher: Get Ready to Engage in MDEQ's Restoration Summit.” The event was held the day before the Summit, and was free and open to the public.