• 04.04.22

    Calif. Mileage Limits Won't Solve Housing, Climate Problems

    Manatt Land Use Partner David Smith authored an article for Law360 on how vehicle miles traveled (VMT) regulations in California are failing to reduce the state’s carbon emissions and are harming lower-class and middle-class workers who must drive to earn their paycheck. Smith discussed how ...

  • 10.22.21

    Congressional Paralysis Equals Regulatory Whiplash

    Manatt land use Partner David Smith authored an article for Daily Journal on the regulatory cycle between presidential administrations and its impact on environmental regulation. In particular, Smith noted that the use of executive orders to build environmental protection regulations results in ...

  • 07.12.21

    Controversial program targets warehouse emissions

    David Smith and David McGrath co-authored a Daily Journal article on The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s 2021 adoption of an “indirect source rule” regulating warehouse operations throughout its jurisdiction and why it could potentially spur litigation among ...

  • 11.01.20

    Endangered Species Act Update: Sweeping Regulations Already Adopted, With More Proposed, Will ...

    Manatt land use partner David Smith and associate Jennifer Lynch authored an article for the California Land Use Law & Policy Reporter, providing an update on the federal Endangered Species Act following the adoption and proposal of regulatory reforms by the U.S. Fish & ...

  • 04.30.20

    Coastal Property ‘Managed Retreat’ – A Sensible and Tempered Climate Mitigation Strategy or a ...

    Manatt land use partner David Smith authored an article for Climate Change Law and Policy Reporter on the increased focus the public at large and regulatory officials are placing on “managed retreat.” In the article, Smith highlighted the impact that enactments of local elected ...

  • 09.01.18

    The Endangered Species Act: The High Court, the Services, and Congress All in Play!

    All three branches of the federal government—judicial, executive, and legislative—are actively considering major aspects of the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA or Act). Some decisions and resulting changes are certain; others are probably, based on history, unlikely to be enacted. ...

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