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By Michael Burger Yesterday a group of 22 Republican senators led by James Inhofe and Mitch McConnell delivered a letter to President Trump declaring their view that the Paris Agreement stands as an impediment to his promise to undo the Clean Power Plan. Previous legal arguments along these lines have been refuted, and have apparently […]

By Mike Burger & Justin Gundlach Today, the Sabin Center and UN Environment have officially launched The Status of Climate Change Litigation – A Global Review. The report offers a (relatively) concise survey of decided and ongoing cases, an overview of salient trends, and descriptions of key issues that courts must resolve in the course […]

By Romany Webb On Wednesday May 17, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a new Methane Reduction Plan, designed to advance the state’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. To date, state efforts have primarily focused on lowering emissions of carbon dioxide, which is the most prevalent […]

By Romany Webb Residents of Corpus Christi, a coastal town in southern Texas, are reeling this week after learning that methane has been leaking into their water supplies for at least five years. The source of the leak is two natural gas wells that were abandoned in the 1980s. Despite the fact that the leaking […]

This week, I travelled to Albany for the annual Spring Conference of the Independent Power Producers of New York (“IPPNY”), a trade association that represents generators and others in the electric industry. Executives from numerous electric companies were also there, along with state and federal policy-makers, as well as members of the finance and legal […]

The Sabin Center is looking to hire a staff attorney to work with us from September 2017 to September 2018. The attorney will develop and implement strategic research concerning climate change mitigation and adaptation, contribute to advocacy-oriented programs and projects, assist with the research administration of the Center, and supervisor interns and volunteers. Applicants must […]

By Michael Burger and Romany Webb Less than a month after being sworn in as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt has already begun dismantling years of work to curb greenhouse gas emissions. In one of his first official actions, last Thursday, Administrator Pruitt withdrew a request that oil and gas companies […]

by Justin Gundlach A new lawsuit filed by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) seeks to compel access to documents first requested in January 2015 about the industry ties of E. Scott Pruitt (pictured at right), Attorney General of Oklahoma and Donald J. Trump’s nominee for the post of EPA Administrator. Federal and state […]

Each month, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP 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 […]

Eleven of the world’s top experts on carbon capture and storage (“CCS”) have joined an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s emission standard for new coal-fired power plants. The standard is based on the greenhouse gas emissions reductions that can be achieved through the implementation of partial CCS, and one of […]

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