Category Archives: Climate Change

California Supreme Court Rejects Greenhouse Gas Analysis for Newhall Ranch Development

By GGU Emeritus Prof. Alan Ramo The California Supreme Court in a key climate change case probably surprised a few observers in rejecting the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) greenhouse gas analysis of the giant Newhall Ranch development … Continue reading

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GGU Alumna and Adjunct Kristin Henry featured in Politico story on War on Coal

By Prof. Alan Ramo GGU alumna and adjunct Kristin Henry, senior attorney with Sierra Club’s Law Office in San Francisco, is featured in Politico’s May 26, 2015 special report Inside the War on Coal. The report describes in detail Sierra … Continue reading

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Our Children’s Earth Foundation v. CARB: Accommodating the Inherent Flaws of the Offset Provisions Under California’s Cap and Trade Program.

By Collin McCarthy,  GGU 3rd Year Law Student On February 23, 2015, the First District Court of Appeal delivered its opinion in Our Children’s Earth Foundation v. California Air Resources Board, affirming the Superior Court’s ruling and upholding the offset … Continue reading

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EPA Chief Seems Clueless on EJ Advocates’ Critique of Proposed Greenhouse Gas Power Plant Rule

By GGU Prof. Alan Ramo A report of the October 1st meeting of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Committee in Environment and Energy Publishing’s website caught my attention for two reasons.  First, in the October 2nd, … Continue reading

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Supreme Court OKs Calif. Low Carbon Fuel Standard

By Alan Ramo The Supreme Court today refused to consider a petition requesting review of the Ninth Circuit’s approval of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard.  The court provided no reasons.  See our blog on the En Banc decision upholding the … Continue reading

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CUEL Blog Predicts Accurately Supremes 5-4 decision in Greenhouse Gas case.

By Prof. Alan Ramo The US Supreme Court in an opinion today reversed in part US EPA’s greenhouse gas PSD program for greenhouse gases.  While the press and many environmentalists may bemoan the decision, on March 6, 2014, in our … Continue reading

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Initial Analyis of EPA’s New Carbon Rule

By Professor Alan Ramo I have been reviewing the June 2, 2014,  United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. E.P.A.) Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule for existing power plants and assessing some of the early commentary.  I wanted to blog particularly … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments for EPA’s Carbon Dioxide Regulation: An Uncertain Future for PSD Program.

By Joseph Lounsbury, 3rd year GGU Law On Monday, February 24, 2014, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments for a group of consolidated cases coined Utility Air Regulatory Group v. The Environmental Protection  Agency, which will decide whether the United … Continue reading

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Behles and Ramo article on Mohave Generating Case

Professors Ramo and Behles have published a new article about the Environmental Law and Justice Clinic’s case about Just Transition and the Mohave Generating Station.  Follow the link here.  Read about how an alliance of Sierra Club, Grand Canyon Trust … Continue reading

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Divided Ninth Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc in Cal. Low Carbon Fuel Standard Case — A Closer Look at Dormant Commerce Clause and Carbon Regulation

By Joseph Lounsbury, GGU 3rd Year Law Student As this Blog discussed in an October, 2013 posting, the recent Ninth Circuit Appeal Court Case, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union v. Corey, 730 F.3d 1070 (C.A.9 (Cal.),2013), “virtually vindicated the California Air … Continue reading

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