We are pleased to announce that Dr. Damilola Olawuyi is joining the Sabin Center as a David Sive Visiting Scholar. Dr. Olawuyi currently serves as the Director of the Institute for Oil, Gas, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development at Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria. He also provides legal advice and services as an energy […]

Justin Gundlach, Climate Law Fellow, and Channing Jones, Columbia Law School class of 2017 Justin Gundlach and Channing Jones’s article, HUD Doesn’t Need New Legislative Authority to Better Integrate Climate Change Resilience into Its Disaster Recovery Program, forthcoming in the April issue of Environmental Law Reporter, states its basic argument in its title. The article […]

Channing Jones Columbia Law School Class of ’17 Climate change poses substantial risks to water quality, with many impacts varying geographically. For example, in regions experiencing increased frequency and severity of extreme weather events, climate-related water quality threats may include increased runoff pollution and discharges from combined sewer overflows. In coastal areas, saltwater intrusion from […]

This afternoon a panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the motions filed by states and industry groups to stay the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. In a short, per curiam order, the panel stated that petitioners had failed to meet the “stringent requirements for a stay pending court review.” Accordingly, the Clean […]

Last week marked an important shift in executive policy on fossil fuel leasing: the Interior Department announced a moratorium on new leases for coal mined from federal lands, pending a comprehensive reexamination of the decades-old coal leasing program. Interior will prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to examine how the coal leasing program can […]

Michael Burger Executive Director Report from three of the nation’s premier climate law centers concludes that EPA can create economy-wide, market-based program under Clean Air Act section 115 to help achieve Paris Agreement goals efficiently A team of law professors and attorneys at three of the country’s leading centers devoted to climate change and environmental […]

New White Paper – Planning for Enhanced Climate Risks: A Perspective from the Military By Dean W. Korsak Severe climate trends present large organizations with increased risks to infrastructure and operations. Such risks are of increasing concern to certain U.S. government and military entities. National defense operations continue throughout all phases of severe climate events […]

Each month, Arnold & Porter and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law collect and summarize developments in climate-related litigation, which we also add to our U.S. and non-U.S. climate litigation charts.  If you know of any cases we have missed, please email us at columbiaclimate at gmail dot com. Here are the additions to the litigation charts (Update #82). […]

Sabin Colloquium on Innovative Environmental Law Scholarship Columbia Law School New York, New York May 2​6-27, 2016​ This 4th​ Annual Sabin Colloquium will allow junior environmental law scholars to present early-stage work and receive constructive feedback from a panel of senior scholars and from each other. Eligible applicants are pre-tenure professors, fellows, visiting assistant professors, and […]

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