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SCOTUS To Decide Procedural Issue In Oil Companies Climate Change Case

Mon Oct 5th, On Litigation, by

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear an appeal in BP P.L.C. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (No. 19-1189), in which a group of multinational energy companies objected to a lawsuit brought in state court by the City of Baltimore. The suit alleges the oil companies made a deliberate effort to conceal the hazardous climate effects associated with the use and production of their fossil-fuel products. […]

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Don’t Miss LACBA’s 19th Annual Environmental Law Fall Symposium

Wed Sep 30th, On Firm News, by

19th Annual Environmental Law Fall Symposium: The Climate Crisis in California in Three Parts 
Friday, November 6, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. | 1.5 hours of General CLE Credit Program Description The climate crisis is already contributing to increased air pollution, deforestation, ocean acidification, increased frequency and intensity of wildfires, droughts, heat waves, sea-level rise, and heightened intensity and frequency of hurricanes, all of which threaten our health, our […]

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California To Stop Sales of New Gas-Fueled Vehicles by 2035

Earlier this week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-79-20, which ends the sale of new gasoline- and diesel-powered passenger cars in California by the year 2035. The order empowers the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) to establish a plan for requiring automakers to sell increasing numbers of zero-emissions passengers vehicles year-by-year until they comprise one hundred percent of all new car sales within fifteen years. The order also provides […]

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Nevertheless, She Dissented: A Personal Tribute to RBG

Mon Sep 21st, On Environmental Law, Firm News, by

As a woman lawyer, the honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg holds an important position of influence to me. I was a judicial clerk on the D.C. Circuit from 1990 to 1991, when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a judge on that still-auspicious court. I worked for RBG’s colleague and fellow female liberal judge, Patricia M. Wald, who was the Chief Judge of the D.C. Circuit that year. Judge Wald was […]

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