Monthly Climate Change Briefing: January 2022

January 10, 2022 5:00 pm — 5:30 pm

Staying on top of the legal and policy developments in the climate change arena is no small task. As a special service to our members, the Environmental Law Institute provides a series of monthly conference calls with national experts on climate law and policy to keep you up to date and to answer your questions.


Topics to be addressed in this month's call:

  • Conservation Law Foundation v. ExxonMobil Corp., No. 1:16-cv-11950 (D. Mass. Dec. 22, 2021) (obligation to protect oil tanks against storm surge)
  • Delaware v. BP America Inc., No. 1:20-cv-01429 (D. Del. Jan. 5, 2022) (suit for climate change damages)
  • Texas v. Biden, No. 3:21-cv-65 (S.D. Tex. Jan. 6, 2022) (Keystone XL case)
  • Citizens’ Committee to Complete the Refuge v. City of Newark, No. A162045 (Cal. Ct. App. Dec. 29, 2021) (consideration of sea level rise in CEQA reviews)
  • East River Park Action v. City of New York, No. 14669 (N.Y. App. Div. Nov. 30, 2021) (unsuccessful challenge to adaptation measure)
  • NECEC Transmission LLC v. Bureau of Parks & Lands, No. BCD-CIV-2021-00058 (Me. Bus. & Consumer Ct. Dec. 16, 2021) (denial of preliminary injunction in challenge to Maine law banning completion and operation of the New England Clean Energy Connection transmission line corridor)
  • Increased press inspections about ESG rating schemes and ESG investments
  • The California PUC's proposed new approach to net metering, and the revival of California's CAA waiver
  • Nebraska's net-zero goals
  • New Jersey's new truck rule
  • NY's proposed statewide ban on natural gas hookups
  • Oregon's cap-and-trade scheme
  • Washington State's proposed new energy legislation
  • The latest updates on the reconciliation climate package
  • The final EPA light-duty standards

Edan Dionne
, Vice President, Environmental, Energy & Chemical Management Programs, IBM
Daniel Farber, Faculty Director, Center for Law, Energy, & the Environment, University of California, Berkeley
Michael Gerrard, Founder and Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School
Robert Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates

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