It’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.
The Environmental Statute
A View from Glasgow
The 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…
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…
What Climate Levers are Left to Pull? An Idea From Out of Center Field
This 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…
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…
Atmospheric Recovery Litigation: Making the Fossil Fuel Industry Pay to Restore a Viable Climate System
Written 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…
Climate Change 101: Urgency and Response
We 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
What Can Be Done Now? Climate action under existing U.S. law
February 28, 2013
Preserve States’ Rights to Fight Climate Change
September 24, 2009
President Biden Should Impose a Carbon Fee Immediately
Under 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…
It’s Time: Remove Trump Now
President 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.