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Sabin Center launches Peer Review Network of Global Climate Litigation By Maria Antonia Tigre Climate change litigation is growing worldwide. As part of our continual effort to update and maintain the Global Climate Change Litigation database, the Sabin Center has launched the Peer Review Network of Global Climate Litigation (“the Network”). The Network includes practitioners […]

By Romany M. Webb On Tuesday, November 2, the Biden administration unveiled a suite of measures aimed at controlling methane emissions from oil and natural gas facilities. Key among those measures are new emissions controls proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under section 111 of the Clean Air Act. This is not the first […]

By Hillary Aidun The summer of 2021 underscored that we are all affected by climate change impacts, whether in the form of heatwaves, fires, or extreme flooding. But some Americans are more affected than others. Urban centers are hotter than rural areas due to urban heat island effect, a phenomenon caused by pavement, buildings, and […]

By Romany M. Webb This week’s IPCC report is another stark reminder of the need to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avoid climate disaster. While the U.S. has started down the path of decarbonizing its economy, there remains significant work to do, and many challenges ahead. Some sectors, including certain heavy industries and freight […]

By Amy Turner Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a long-awaited decision in California Restaurant Association v. City of Berkeley. The decision essentially – and subject to possible appeals – answered in the negative the question of whether Berkeley’s first-in-the-nation prohibition on natural gas hookups to newly-constructed buildings (often […]

By Hillary Aidun On Thursday, March 18, the New York Public Service Commission (“PSC”) green-lighted a critical component of New York State’s first offshore wind farm. The South Fork Wind Farm will be located 35 miles off the coast of Long Island, and will provide enough electricity to power 70,000 homes. On Thursday the PSC […]

By Romany Webb Enhanced weathering is one of several proposed approaches for removing carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere. It aims to enhance natural weathering processes in which carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reacts with silicate-based rocks, eventually forming carbonate minerals (e.g., limestone). Research suggests that the natural processes can be accelerated by grinding rocks […]

In October 2019, the Sabin Center joined an international research project, assessing the feasibility of offshore carbon capture and storage. Known as Solid Carbon, the project is led by researchers at Ocean Networks Canada, a University of Victoria initiative, and supported by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions under its Theme Partnership Program. The goal […]

By Jennifer Danis & Romany Webb On Thursday, January 21, 2021, President Joe Biden appointed Richard Glick as the new chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Chairman Glick has been a FERC commissioner since November 2017, and has earned a reputation as a strong proponent of action on climate change during his tenure. […]

Today, January 20, 2021, the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law launched the Climate Reregulation Tracker to follow the Biden administration’s progress in undoing the Trump administration’s assault on climate change policy. Four years ago today—on the last Inauguration Day—the Sabin Center launched the Climate Deregulation Tracker, the first of what would become numerous online […]

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