Monthly Climate Change Briefing: June 2022

June 13, 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:

  • Exxon and Suncor petitions for certiorari in several climate change cases brought by states and cities
  • Rhode Island v. Shell Oil Products (1st Circuit) -- Order affirming remand of climate case to state court
  • Louisiana v. Biden -- Supreme Court refuses to vacate stay of district court injunction against social cost of carbon
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Exxon -- State Supreme Court affirms denial of motion to dismiss Attorney General's suit alleging unfair and deceptive practices
  • Citizens for a Healthy Community v. U.S. Dept. of Interior -- Federal court vacates approvals of oil and gas development in Colorado's Western Slope
  • Neronha v. Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities & Carriers -- New utility owner agrees to decarbonization terms in settlement with state attorney general
  • President Biden's executive order on clean energy
  • Recent legislative activity on cross-border climate tariffs
  • Continuing negotiations with Senator Manchin
  • California Air Resources Board updated draft GHG reduction scoping plan 
  • NM Clean Car Rule; very brief updates on car/truck emissions developments in CO and CA
  • New heat resilience planning rules in CA and OR

Michael Gerrard, Founder and Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School
Sean B. Hecht, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA School of Law
Robert Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates

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