March 9, 2020

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 Supreme Court decision rejecting necessity defense for pipeline protesters
  • En banc petition in Juliana v. US
  • Supreme Court of Ireland decision granting expedited appeal in case about constitutional rights and climate change
  • UK court decision that approval of third runway for Heathrow Airport invalid for failure to consider consistency with Paris climate pledges
  • Decision invalidating Canada's carbon tax
  • Discussion of the Senate energy bill now on the floor
  • EPA SAB review of the analysis supporting the EPA/NHTSA light-duty proposal
  • Pennsylvania releases proposed framework for RGGI participation
  • Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston released the Resilient Houston Plan
  • Oregon Senate Republicans walked out to prevent vote on cap-and-trade bill
  • Louisiana governor issues executive orders addressing coastal resilience and climate
  • Communities in Inland Southern CA form climate adaptation collaborative
  • Update on recent climate and energy legislation in Virginia

Michael B. Gerrard, Professor, Columbia Law School; Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Matthew Goetz, Senior Associate & Program Manager, Georgetown Climate Center
Robert Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates

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