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Cutting-Edge Environmental Advice Profiled by the Financial Times

The Newhall Ranch project in Los Angeles County was highlighted for its proactive and innovative strategy to reduce carbon emissions. A strategy to gain approvals for the development of the Newhall Ranch community in Los Angeles County — built around the project’s net-zero impact on climate change — was recently featured in a report by … Continue Reading

Webcast – California’s 100% Zero Carbon Future: How SB 100 and EO B-55-18 Will Impact Businesses and Projects

Latham lawyers discuss the business implications of the new legislation. By Tommy P. Beaudreau, Marc T. Campopiano, Michael J. Gergen, Joshua T. Bledsoe, and Jennifer K. Roy Senate Bill 100, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 10, 2018, aims to raise California’s already ambitious renewable energy standards by 2030, with an ultimate … Continue Reading

Viewpoints Video Examines California’s Cap-and-Trade Program

Harvard professor Robert Stavins joins Latham partner Bob Wyman to review key climate change mitigation policies. California’s climate change mitigation program is widely viewed as one of the most comprehensive of its kind — encompassing a cap-and-trade component and a series of complementary measures with specific performance targets for important sectors such as motor vehicles, … Continue Reading

President Obama’s Climate Action Plan Reinforces Support for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS)

On June 25, President Obama issued the Climate Action Plan to expand the federal government’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and combat climate change.  In addition to focusing on regulating GHG emissions from new and existing power plants, the President’s plan reinforces support for fossil-fuel generation combined with  carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) … Continue Reading

California’s Planned Greenhouse Gas Market on Hold for Now, but Other Measures to Proceed

By Robert A. Wyman, Jr., Daniel V. Van Fleet, and Aron Potash California’s proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) cap and trade program suffered an expected setback on May 20 when a San Francisco Superior Court issued a writ of mandate enjoining the California Air Resources Board (CARB) from any further cap and trade rulemaking until CARB complies … Continue Reading
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