Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Author at State of the Planet

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Climate Law Expert Testifies to Congress on Renewable Energy

Testifying before a House of Representatives subcommittee, Columbia’s Mike Gerrard suggested ways to the reduce the legal hurdles of building renewable energy projects on public lands.

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New Recommendations for a Climate-Smart National Flood Insurance Program

A new article co-authored by the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law provides key recommendations on how to change flood insurance for a changing climate.

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Why We Shouldn’t Let Maritime Boundaries Shrink as Coastlines Recede

Climate change will pose many challenges for small island states — and shrinking maritime boundaries would only make matters worse, argues one climate lawyer.

A Preview of How Climate Science Could Play Out in ‘Juliana v. United States’ Courtroom

Climate change lawyers break down the key arguments and points of contention for “the trial of the century.”

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Silencing Science Tracker Expanded to Include State and Local Government Actions

Because the federal government isn’t the only one trying to censor, misrepresent, or otherwise stifle science.

by |September 24, 2018
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State Disclosure Laws Leave Homebuyers in the Dark About Flood Risks

New research reveals that nearly half of U.S. states do not have requirements for sellers to disclose a property’s history of flood damages to a homebuyer.

6 Important Points About the ‘Affordable Clean Energy Rule’

The EPA’s proposed “Affordable Clean Energy Rule” could cost U.S. citizens of billions of dollars. And that’s not all.

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The Trump Administration’s Continued Attack on Science

As of August 14, the federal government has attempted to censor, misrepresent, and otherwise stifle science over 150 times, according to the Sabin Center’s Silencing Science Tracker.

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Five Important Points About the EPA’s “SAFE Vehicle Rule”

The EPA’s decision to lower fuel efficiency standards could affect more than just greenhouse gas emissions.

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Warming Climate Could Make Wildfire-Prone Homes Uninsurable

As insurers begin to account for climate change in their wildfire risk models, premiums in scorched areas could skyrocket.