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Climate Change and U.S. Interests

ELR Article

There is, after years of debate, a widespread though not universal consensus in the United States that climate change is real, that it is primarily the result of human activity, and that it poses a serious global threat. A...

American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut

ELR Case

The U.S. Supreme Court held that the CAA displaces any federal common law right to seek abatement of carbon dioxide...

H.R. 910, Chamber Action

ELR Congressional Update

Earmarking for Environmental Damage: From Oil Spills to Climate Change

ELR Article

For a number of years, the U.S. federal tax code has imposed a tax on petroleum that finances the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, an earmarked fund to help cover the costs of oil spills. BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico...

The Clean Air Act: A Suitable Tool for Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change

ELR Article

The political opponents of regulation addressing climate change claim that the Clean Air Act (CAA) is a “fossil” neither intended nor suitable for addressing the challenges of climate change. Legal and historical analysis suggests...

H.R. 910, Committee Action

ELR Congressional Update

Association of Irritated Residents v. California Air Resources Board

ELR Case

A California court ordered the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to set aside its "functional equivalent document" that evaluates the environmental consequences of its climate change scoping plan and to enjoin implementation...

How Do Clean Development Mechanism Projects Contribute to Sustainable Development in China: An Assessment of the Performance of the CDM in China

ELR Article

The Clean Development Mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol has been in place in China for several years, and today, China exists as the global center of CDM project development. Although the CDM has brought and is expected to bring...

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