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Mandatory GhG Emission Reporting for Business: Advancing CA Law Even Broader than SEC Proposal

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.

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2022–2023 State Budget Update

California legislators have passed a 2022–23 spending proposal. This year’s budget measure, Senate Bill 154, totals over 1,000 pages.

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Climate Change Risk and Disclosure: A New Focus for SEC Enforcement

Manatt Investigations, Compliance and White Collar Defense Partner Jacqueline Wolff authored an article for Law Journal Newsletters@ Business Crimes Bulletin about the SEC@s renewed focus on ESG (environmental, social and governance) funds and how companies should engage in an assessment of their climate risks and communicate the status of their ESG goals to investors.@@As investors dedicate...

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Analysis of SEC’s and California Legislature’s Proposed Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reporting Mandates

The Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed a sweeping new disclosure requirement relating to registered companies’ climate-related information.

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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 policymakers are not funding alternative modes of transit at a meaningful scale @as VMT is being imposed...

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CEQA to Project Proponents: ‘Why Can’t You Do Solar?’

A mammoth case out of Lake Tahoe affirms a new environmental review obligation for project proponents: Why can’t you do solar?

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Governor Hochul Delivers First State of the State Address for New York

On January 5, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her first State of the State address, outlining in broad strokes her policy and fiscal agenda for the upcoming year. 

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