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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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Study Links Air Pollution To Higher COVID-19 Death Rate

Wed Sep 16th, On Environmental Law, by

A Harvard study determined COVID-19 patients who lived in regions of the United States with higher levels of air pollution before the pandemic are at a higher risk of dying from the disease than those who live in areas with cleaner air. The nationwide study, conducted by Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was the first to demonstrate a clear link between long term exposure to pollution and high […]

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EPA Proposes Rule To Force Airlines To Adopt Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards They Set For Themselves

The Trump Administration recently released the long-awaited proposal for controlling greenhouse gas emissions for aircraft. This proposed airline rule forestalls an impending lawsuit by bringing the federal government into compliance with a legal requirement under the Clean Air Act that they regulate greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes. In 2016, the EPA determined that greenhouse gases from aircraft present a danger to public health and the welfare of future generations. The […]

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