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Expanding the U.S. Electric Transmission and Distribution Grid to Meet Deep Decarbonization Goals

This Article, excerpted from Michael B. Gerrard & John Dernbach, eds., Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States (forthcoming in 2018 from ELI), addresses the critical role of the electric transmission and...

Climate Exactions

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...

Comment on Climate Exactions

This Comment examines the legal viability of climate exactions and likelihood of their success.

Climate Exactions: One Tool in a City’s Toolbox

This Comment explores climate exactions and the other ways cities already control the emissions of greenhouse gases.

Thoughts on Climate Exactions

This Comment looks at Montgomery County, Maryland, and its current policies to discuss the viability of climate exactions.

Legal Pathways for a Massive Increase in Utility-Scale Renewable Generating Capacity

Decarbonizing the U.S. energy system will require a program of building onshore wind, offshore wind, utility-scale solar, and associated transmission that will exceed what has been done before in the United States by many times, every...

Sustainability in the Trump Era: Corporate, Global, and Enforcement Perspectives

To commemorate Earth Day, Paul Hastings LLP hosted a panel discussion on April 18, 2017, featuring three prominent attorneys with extensive and diverse experience in environmental counseling and litigation. The panelists reflected on...

Sinking Small Island Nations: Calls for a Lifeboat

In the South Pacific, midway between Hawaii and Australia, lies the beautiful island nation of Tuvalu, home to about 10,000 people. In about 40 years, Tuvalu will be uninhabitable, and in 70 years, at best, it is likely to be underwater...

Environmental Sustainability: Finding a Working Definition

Since at least 1987, when the World Commission on Environment and Development published Our Common Future, sustainability has become an increasingly central concept in redefining environmental stewardship—development that "...

Ocean Policy and the Trump Administration

Each presidential election brings the possibility of large-scale changes in environmental policy. Pres. Donald Trump has not explicitly laid out ocean policies for his new administration, but he has provided some clues; these policies...