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Combating Climate Change Continues With Executive Orders
First published in Law360, March 25, 2015
On March 19, 2015, President Obama issued an executive order designed to cut the federal government’s greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent over the next decade from 2008 levels and increase the share of electricity it consumes from renewable sources to 30 percent.

White House Releases Control Strategy
First published in The American Oil & Gas Reporter, February 2015
The Obama administration has taken additional steps to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas operations.

The Most Important Current Research Questions in Urban Ecosystem Services
First published by Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum, Fall 2014
Nature is important to cities, not only for environmental protection, but also for economic productivity, fiscal soundness, community life, and governance. We tend to take nature’s ecological systems — or ecosystems — for granted, but they provide critically valuable services to society and to urban areas. 

Here Be Dragons: Legal Threats to EPA’s Proposed Existing Source Performance Standards for Electric Generating Units 
First published in Environmental Law Reporter, February 2015
A 104-page “Legal Memorandum” accompanying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposal of §111(d) Existing Source Performance Standards (ESPS) for Electric Generating Units under the Clean Air Act (CAA) charts the legal waters the Agency will have to traverse if it adopts rules anything like those it proposed. 

V&E Climate Change Report - Special Issue: EPA’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas ESPS
September 2014 - Issue 22
On June 18, 2014, the EPA published a proposal in the Federal Register to create greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for existing power plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (the existing source performance standards or ESPS).

V&E Climate Change Report - Special Issue: EPA’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas NSPS
January 2014 - Issue 21
On September 20, 2013, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy signed a proposal to establish new source performance standards (NSPS) for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants.

V&E Climate Change Report
June 2013 - Issue 20
In this issue: A Favorable Climate at the U.S. Supreme Court for Challenges to Greenhouse Gas Regulation?; Rejection of Backloading Proposals: What Is the Future for the EU Emissions Trading Scheme?; EPA Releases Climate Change Adaptation Plan; and more.

V&E Climate Change Report
November 2012 - Issue 19

V&E Climate Change Report
June 12, 2012 - Issue 18
In this issue: Has the New Dawn of Solar Finally Arrived in the Middle East?; The Federal Nexus in EPA GHG Permitting: Additional Burdens on Permit Applicants; Mexico Passes Climate Change Legislation; and more.

V&E Climate Change Report
February 10, 2012 — Issue 17
In this issue: Litigation Challenging EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations: D.C. Circuit Oral Argument Preview; Coloring the Dragon Green: GHG Emissions Control in the PRC; Greenhouse Gas PSD Permitting: 2011 in Review; and more.

Surprising Deal Reached at UN Climate Change Negotiations in Durban
V&E Climate Change E-communication, December 12, 2011
Although scheduled to end on December 9, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change carried on for two extra days and reached a deal that surprised many observers on Sunday. 

V&E Climate Change Report
November 2, 2011 — Issue 16

California Delays Cap-and-Trade Compliance to 2013
V&E Climate Change Updates E-communication, June 30, 2011
In a June 29, 2011 hearing before the California Senate Select Committee on Environment, Economy & Climate Change, California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chairwoman Mary Nichols announced a delay in California’s proposed cap-and-trade program.

V&E Climate Change Report
June 7, 2011 — Issue 15

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