Category Archives: Climate Change

Climate Change Regulatory Initiatives Keep on Coming

Regulatory efforts designed to implement the President’s Climate Action Plan, previously discussed in this blog, continue to emerge.  Earlier this month, the President issued an executive order directing federal agencies to support investments and other actions by states, local communities, and … Continue reading

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Almost there … but not quite there …

On October 7, 2013, when the Supreme Court of the United States announced a number of procedural decisions regarding which cases it would review, there was a conspicuous absence from the list: Coalition for Responsible Regulation v. EPA, 684 F. … Continue reading

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EPA Video Discusses Planned Approach for Development of Greenhouse Gas Standards for Existing Power Plants

Last week, following a presentation to state officials, EPA released a You Tube video entitled Clean Air Act and Upcoming Carbon Pollution Guidelines for Existing Power Plants. The presentation is the first indication of the how the agency will address … Continue reading

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Investor Survey Shows Sensitivity to Climate Change Risks

An August 5, 2013 survey published by the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change – a collaboration among four regional climate change investor groups – reported on trends among asset owners and managers.  The survey elicited information on the degree to … Continue reading

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This Is Not Your Father’s FERC: Understanding The New, Central Role of FERC’s Enforcement Division – Part II

The Office of Enforcement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) has changed significantly in the past decade.  Its staff has increased from under 20, a decade ago, to 200 lawyers, economists, analysts, and investigators today.  Moreover, FERC has historically … Continue reading

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