by Fiona Kinniburgh, Summer Intern Columbia Law School’s Center for Climate Change Law has prepared a Compilation of International Authorities Supporting Specific Measures to Combat Climate Change. The document has been compiled to show the authority found for various specific measures that will help combat climate change and its impacts.  The measures have been divided […]

by Elizabeth Sheargold and Smita Walavalkar As U.S. coal exports increase and new infrastructure is proposed to improve access to markets in Asia, controversy has arisen regarding the scope of environmental review that should be carried out by government.  In particular, there is significant disagreement as to whether the end-use of exported coal and the […]

On August 21, CCCL released a new white paper that evaluates the legal workability and constitutionality of regulating imports into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or “RGGI” (for background on RGGI, the Northeastern states’ cap-and-trade program for carbon dioxide, see prior posts). RGGI is currently in an exciting period of reform.  In February 2013, participating […]

By Allie Bollman, Summer Intern Numerous environmental groups, represented by attorneys from Earthjustice, have filed a lawsuit against the Export-Import Bank over the Bank’s approval of a $90 million loan guarantee in support of Xcoal’s mining, transport, and export of coal without preparing an environmental impact statement.  The lawsuit, filed July 31, argues that the […]

By Reeva Dua, Summer Intern On July 19, 2013 the Superior Court of D.C. affirmed Michael Mann’s right to proceed in his defamation lawsuit against Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), the National Review, Inc. and related parties. The Court’s ruling is significant for giving a climate scientist a potential remedy against those who impugn the integrity […]

by Fiona Kinniburgh A release of methane expected to occur as a result of Arctic warming is projected to cost an extra $60 trillion in climate change impacts according to a study published in Nature last week. This figure falls just short of the total value of the output of the global economy in 2012, […]

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