Ethan I. Strell, Esq. Associate Director & Fellow The Columbia Center for Climate Change Law (CCCL) submitted comments today on the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s “Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement” (DGEIS), which concerns the storage of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel at individual power plants beyond the duration of each plant’s operating […]

Update #57 December 2013 Each month, Arnold & Porter and the Center for Climate Change Law collect and summarize developments in climate-related litigation, which we also add to our U.S. and non-US climate litigation charts.   The December 2013 additions are listed below.  (If you know of any cases we’ve missed, please email us at columbiaclimate […]

New CCCL Paper: Envisioning Resilient Electrical Infrastructure by Sam Nierop, Visiting Scholar Only last week, a powerful storm left thousands without access to electricity across Europe.[1] Last year, Hurricane Sandy left more than 8 million people without power in the Northeastern United States.[2] As climate change amplifies the frequency and severity of storms, heat waves […]

by Shelley Welton, Deputy Director On December 2nd, commissioners, secretaries and directors of environmental and energy agencies from states within the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) filed comments to EPA on the agency’s forthcoming regulations for greenhouse gases from existing power plants.  RGGI is understandably anxious that the work its participating states have put into […]

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