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Environmental Defense Fund v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit granted the Biden Administration's motion to voluntarily vacate and remand the Trump Administration's 2019 rule delaying implementation of an Obama-era regulation governing landfill emissions.

California v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit granted the Biden Administration's motion to voluntarily vacate and remand the Trump Administration's 2021 rule limiting facilities that the U.S. government could regulate for greenhouse gas emissions.

Using Blockchain to Address the IPCC’S Climate Change Mitigation Strategies

Many believe blockchain technologies (BCTs) will soon permeate our lives. In particular, they can be utilized to help tackle global climate change. This Article provides a baseline description of BCTs, and ways they can be utilized to...

Making America A Better Place for All: Sustainable Development Recommendations for the Biden Administration

In 2015, the United Nations Member States, including the United States, unanimously approved 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. The SDGs are nonbinding; each nation is to implement them based on its...

New York, City of v. Chevron Corp.

The Second Circuit affirmed dismissal of a lawsuit seeking damages from oil companies for harms caused by climate change. New York City sued the companies under state tort law to recover damages caused by the companies' legal commercial...

Minnesota v. American Petroleum Institute

A district court granted a state's motion to remand to state court a climate change lawsuit against oil and gas companies. Minnesota sued the companies in state court under state common law and consumer protection statutes, arguing the...

Honolulu, City & County of v. Sunoco LP

The Ninth Circuit denied oil companies' motions to stay a district court order remanding to state court two lawsuits alleging the companies concealed the dangers of fossil fuels to the climate. The companies argued that if the suits...

Honolulu, City and County of v. Sunoco LP

A district court remanded to state court climate liability lawsuits brought by the city and county of Honolulu and the county of Maui against oil companies. The companies argued the suits should remain in federal court because...

Aji P. v. Washington

A Washington appellate court affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit filed by young Washingtonians alleging a right to a clean environment and stable climate. Specifically, plaintiffs requested that the court order the state to...

Marine Protected Areas on the Uncertain Frontiers of Climate Change

Scientific communities and policy experts argue that marine protected areas (MPAs) will increase the potential of marine ecosystems to tackle climate change impacts. Yet to date, there has been little legal scholarship about how to...

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