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Climate Action Plan for San Diego County Struck Down Under CEQA by Court of Appeal for Failure to Comply with Requirements for Plan Level Documents and Failure to Adequately Mitigate Associated GHG Impacts

By Chris Garrett, Daniel Brunton, Taiga Takahashi, Andrew Yancey, and Natalie Rogers On October 29, 2014, the Fourth District Court of Appeal of California upheld the Sierra Club’s challenges to the County of San Diego’s (“County”) approval of a climate action plan (“CAP”) and related significance thresholds under the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”).  In … Continue Reading

White House Announces Methane Reduction Strategy

By Joel Mack, Eli Hopson and Ben Lawless On March 28, 2014 the White House announced its Methane Reduction Strategy  (“MRS”) containing the broad outlines of a multi-agency strategy to reduce methane emissions  from four major sources: the oil and gas industry, cattle and dairy farming, coal mining, and  landfills. The MRS is part of … Continue Reading

Air & Climate Forecast: July 2013

Latham & Watkins is pleased to present a complimentary 60-minute webcast on Wednesday, July 24 at 9:00 am pacific/12:00 pm eastern. The webcast is presented by the Air Quality and Climate Change Practice and will address the following current air quality and climate change regulatory and policy updates: The recent decision in the California Low Carbon Fuel … Continue Reading

Presidential Memorandum Encourages Expeditious Modernization of the Nation’s Electric Grid

By Janice Schneider, Andrea Hogan, and Adam Thomas We analyzed the President Obama’s recent Memorandum aimed at modernizing and expanding the nation’s electric transmission grid on federal lands.[1] The memorandum, which also garnered a mention in the President’s newly announced Climate Action Plan, is another tool being used by President Obama to move the country towards … Continue Reading