For the first time in modern history, the scope of federal regulation of wetlands and waters is strikingly clear . . . and narrow.
Two bills that would require climate-related disclosures from specified companies doing business in California advanced in the Legislature this week.
Local or state regulations seeking to decarbonize new buildings by banning natural gas appliances or infrastructure are preempted under federal law according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Two proposed climate-related disclosure mandate laws moved closer to becoming law in California.
Mandatory disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions by business operators is coming, one way or another. California legislators continue to press for a change in law that would require disclosures for large businesses that do business in California.
The California Legislative Analyst’s Office criticized the California Air Resources Board’s recent and most sweeping revision of its Scoping Plan to achieve legislatively mandated greenhouse gas reductions.
Calling for foundational reforms in every sector of California’s economy, now the fourth largest in the world, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on December 15, 2022, adopted the latest and most sweeping version of the “Scoping Plan.”
The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to replace the "significant nexus" test for whether a wetland is jurisdictional under the federal Clean Water Act, focusing instead on a long-standing and equally long-debated statutory qualifier of "adjacency."
The Supreme Court severely limited the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) asserted authority to regulate greenhouse gases from existing emission sources such as coal-fired power plants.
A California bill requiring large U.S. companies doing business in California to publicly report all of their worldwide greenhouse gas emissions moved one step closer to Governor Newsom's desk.