Heather Haney* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] Introduction On September 30, 2008, California passed the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act, or SB 375. The legislation was the first in the country to link land use, transportation, and housing planning with global warming. The nation’s attention was once again focused on
Gregory E. Wannier* [ Clck Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] Introduction In 2009, the House of Representatives, responding to rising concerns over anthropogenic contributions to climate change, passed the first major piece of climate legislation in U.S. history. This bill, the “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009” (ACESA), would cap U.S.
Kara Cook, Maria Stamas, and Meredith Wilensky* [ Clck Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] The Role of the Environmental Justice Lawyer PANELISTS: Kara Brodfehrer, Attorney, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.;Alegria De La Cruz, Directing Attorney, Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment;Helen Kang, Director, Golden Gate University, Environmental Law and Justice Clinic;Phoebe
Willie Soon* and David R. Legates** [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] Towards a Global Carbon Regulatory Trading Scheme In December 2009, lawmakers and representatives from around the world, along with scientists, numerous journalists, and various celebrities flew to Copenhagen, Denmark. For the most part, their goal was to promote a regulatory