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Climate Exactions

August 2017

Citation: 47 ELR 10666

Issue: 8

Author: J. Peter Byrne and Kathryn A. Zyla

Monetary exactions are a tool that can mitigate the environmental or other public harms of land development. Local governments commonly impose fees, or monetary exactions, on new development to offset public costs such development will impose, such as exacerbated traffic congestion. This Essay argues that monetary fees offer significant potential as a tool to help local governments manage land development’s contribution to climate change.

J. Peter Byrne is the J. Hampton Baumgartner Chair in Real Property Law at Georgetown University Law Center and Faculty Director at Georgetown Climate Center. Kathryn A. Zyla is the Deputy Director at Georgetown Climate Center.

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