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FERC Commissioner predicts federal climate legislation at least 3 years away

June 8, 2008 11:24
BALTIMORE – As the U.S. Senate was voting Friday to defeat the Boxer-Lieberman-Warner legislation intended to combat global climate change, a federal energy regulator was telling a group of leading environmental lawyers assembled at a climate change conference here that he thinks it will be at least the year 2011 before the Congress passes, and the next president signs into law, a federal climate change bill. The prediction of the Hon. Philip D. Moeller, one of five commissioners of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), surprised the environmental lawyers in attendance.  While...


Welcome To Climate Lawyers Blog

June 4, 2008 03:22
Welcome to our climate law blog, a legal and public policy forum presented by the Climate Change and Renewable Energy Practice Group of McCarter & English, LLP on issues concerning the legal, regulatory and business risk issues arising from global climate change.  For years, our lawyers have been drawing on their varied experiences in the areas of environmental law, energy regulation, business litigation, public strategy, real property, construction law and insurance coverage claims, to name a few of the relevant legal disciplines, to understand and be prepared for advising clients on...



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