- The Environmental Statute
That Can Save the WorldIt’s not as well-known as the Clean Air Act but the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act can and must be used to control greenhouse gases. That’s why we’re petitioning EPA. Sept. 13, 2022 Op-Ed by CPR Initiative Executive Director and General Counsel Dan Galpern. Reprinted by Permission of the Washington Monthly.
- A View from GlasgowThe 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held for the first time in Glasgow, Scotland, spanned the fortnight October 31 through November 13. About it, the piercing British columnist George Monbiot (2021) opined… Continue reading A View from Glasgow
- What’s Biden’s Next Move on Climate?Written by E. DONALD ELLIOTT Republished by permission of The American Spectator on December 28, 2021. Banner Image: Joe Biden speaks at UN climate change conference, November 1, 2021 (ABC News/YouTube) Democrats are apoplectic about Joe Manchin’s announcement last week that he will not support Biden’s latest spending spree, the so-called “Build… Continue reading What’s Biden’s Next Move on Climate?
- What Climate Levers are Left to Pull? An Idea From Out of Center FieldThis Glasgow climate summit is at full pitch now—the world leaders have mercifully packed up their boilerplate and left, and now more serious business is underway. Well, somewhat more serious business: there’s a big fight going about whether it’s appropriate for the COP dining hall to be serving haggis (which is to… Continue reading What Climate Levers are Left to Pull? An Idea From Out of Center Field
- COP26: Are climate declarations and emission reduction pledges legally binding?Republished with permission of Mongabay. Written by Justin Catanoso on 11 November 2021. The 2015 Paris Agreement is not a treaty between nations, but rather a voluntary accord between 194 nations signed by their legal representatives. As such, it is not deemed legally binding — preventing nations and corporations from being… Continue reading COP26: Are climate declarations and emission reduction pledges legally binding?
- Atmospheric Recovery Litigation: Making the Fossil Fuel Industry Pay to Restore a Viable Climate SystemWritten By Mary Christina Wood & Daniel M Galpern Originally Published in Environmental Law Review (Journal of Lewis & Clark School of Law) (2015) Abstract: At its core, the public trust principle encompasses the reserved and inalienable rights of citizens to a healthy environment. The principle imposes a sovereign duty… Continue reading Atmospheric Recovery Litigation: Making the Fossil Fuel Industry Pay to Restore a Viable Climate System
- Climate Change 101: Urgency and ResponseWe have only just begun to awaken to the unfolding calamity inherent in human-induced global climate change. . . [B]inding international measures adequate to counter GHG emission trends do not yet exist. That failure is largely a function of the United States’ refusal to accept any legally binding limit on GHG emissions….
- What Can Be Done Now? Climate action under existing U.S. law
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- Preserve States’ Rights to Fight Climate Change
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- President Biden Should Impose a Carbon Fee ImmediatelyUnder the Independent Offices Appropriations Act, the president retains authority to direct the Environmental Protection Agency to impose a fee on greenhouse gas emissions. By Dr. James Hansen and Dan Galpern Originally published in the Boston Globe on June 1, 2021, 3:00 a.m. President Biden has inherited a welter of… Continue reading President Biden Should Impose a Carbon Fee Immediately
- It’s Time: Remove Trump NowPresident Donald Trump’s drive to overturn the 2020 election and maintain power, abetted at critical junctures by people who damn well know better, must be stopped. . . .Moreover, if we are to remain a nation of laws, then Trump must be prosecuted for his manifest crimes.