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Climate Change

Governing the Grid: Decarbonization, Energy Security, and Climate Adaptation for the 21st Century

ELR Article

Visible impacts of climate change, like the unprecedented winter storm in Texas, underscore the need to integrate climate adaptation as a principal factor in energy security. With appropriate weatherization and increased battery storage...

Vecinos Para el Bienestar de la Comunidad Costera v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit granted in part and dismissed in part petitions to review FERC's decision authorizing construction and operation of three liquefied natural gas export terminals in Texas. Environmental groups, residents, and a nearby...

Conservation Law Foundation v. Exxon Mobil Corp.

ELR Case

The First Circuit vacated a district court order staying a CWA and RCRA citizen suit brought against an oil company. An environmental group argued, among other things, that the company had violated CWA and RCRA by failing to account for...

H.R. 3684

ELR Congressional Update

Governing Shared Watercourses Under Climatic Uncertainty: The Case of the Nile Basin

ELR Article

Climate change is projected to have catastrophic impacts on the hydrological cycle. Responding to its projected adverse impacts requires building flexibility and adaptability into watercourse treaties. Exploring the treaty practices of...

H.R. 3684

ELR Congressional Update

Environmental Law, Disrupted by COVID-19

ELR Article

For over a year, the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns about systemic racial injustice have highlighted the conflicts and opportunities currently faced by environmental law. Scientists uniformly predict that environmental degradation,...

86 FR 12410

ELR Federal Agency Update

Time Has Come Today for Environmental and Climate Justice Legislation

ELR Article

Faced with interconnected crises—affordable housing, and environmental and climate injustice—in low-income, disadvantaged, and Black and Brown communities, this Comment asserts that President Joseph Biden should adopt the same or...

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