Climate Change and Environmental Impact Statements
Complying With NEPA and State Requirements for Project Environmental Review
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This seminar will discuss how a project's environmental footprint should be incorporated into environmental impact statements. The panel will outline strategies for ensuring compliance with NEPA and state equivalent requirements.
- Statutory requirements
- Little NEPAs
- Administrative Procedure Act
- Draft guidance (Council of Environmental Quality)
- Impacts and issues
- Direct operational impacts
- Purchased electricity
- Induced trips
- Construction impacts and GHG emissions
- The affect of climate change on the project
- Key issues to address
- Recent court treatment
- Federal courts
- State courts
- Best practices/strategies for compliance
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What do NEPA and its state equivalents require in an EIS concerning climate change?
- What are the methods to assess climate change impacts and develop mitigation strategies when preparing and reviewing an EIS?
- What are the most effective strategies to comply with statutory EIS requirements by reporting the effect of climate change on projects?
Jeffrey M. Judd
His practice emphasizes the defense of technology-intensive class claims, mass torts, and other complex litigation in... | Read More
His practice emphasizes the defense of technology-intensive class claims, mass torts, and other complex litigation in state and federal courts and regulatory agencies, including the U.S. EPA. He has been managing the legal issues at a vapor intrusion site in Mountain View, Calif., for the past four years.Close
Paul E. Gutermann
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
He litigates cutting-edge issues arising under all the major statutes and negotiates environmental issues in corporate... | Read More
He litigates cutting-edge issues arising under all the major statutes and negotiates environmental issues in corporate mergers, divestitures and restructuring. He represents clients in connection with the development of federal legislation, including efforts to regulate carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act.Close
Christina M. Carroll
McKenna Long & Aldridge
She focuses on complex litigation, including toxic tort and environmental litigation. She handles claims arising out of... | Read More
She focuses on complex litigation, including toxic tort and environmental litigation. She handles claims arising out of distribution of products or contamination of air or ground and surface water. She has also worked on a number of CERCLA actions brought by major corporations against the government for recovery of environmental remediation costs and Administrative Procedure Act cases.Close
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