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UCLA School of Law Experts Available to Discuss Climate Change Nuisance Case AEP v. Connecticut


December 6, 2010

ATTENTION EDITORS AND REPORTERS

WHAT:
The U.S. Supreme Court today has agreed to hear a key global warming case, AEP v. Connecticut, an appeal of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling that states and environmental groups could sue, under federal public nuisance law, to force electric utilities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

WHO: The following UCLA School of Law experts are available to discuss the case:

Ann Carlson, professor of law and faculty director of the UCLA Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, is an authority on constitutional questions affecting environmental law and policy, including the division of regulatory authority between states and the federal government on greenhouse gas emissions.

Jonathan Zasloff, professor of law and a member of the UCLA Environmental Law Center, writes and comments regularly on a wide range of issues, including environmental regulation as it relates to climate change and "smart growth" land use law and policies.

CONTACT:Lauri Gavel, 310-206-2611, gavel@law.ucla.edu