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Enacting Comprehensive Federal Climate Change Legislation in the Age of Environmental Eclecticism, or, We'll Try Anything That Congress Can Pass


Enacting Comprehensive Federal Climate Change Legislation in the Age of Environmental Eclecticism, or, We'll Try Anything That Congress Can Pass
Date/Time :10/5/2009 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Location :Room 1430
Address :UCLA School of Law

Thomas R. Mounteer, a partner at Paul Hastings in the firm's Washington D.C. office, winner of the May 2009 Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award at the George Washington University Law School, and author of the Environmental Law Institute's "Climate Change Deskbook will

  1. look at some recent scientific studies and analyses of the economic impact of capping greenhouse gas emissions; '
  2. examine the political compromises that will go into enacting legislation, using the allocation of allowances and agricultural offsets as case studies; 
  3. touch on carbon-related marketing claims and securities disclosure issues; and 
  4. close with a look at the likelihood of Senate passage of comprehensive legislation before year end.