Climate Change Bill Imminent: Lawyers

Law360, New York (August 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Climate change has gained enough momentum so that federal legislation addressing the issue is a virtual certainty in the next four years, regardless of which political party wields power in January 2009, environmental lawyers say.

"It's not a red state versus blue state issue," said Stuart Hammer, an environmental attorney with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. "In the next administration, we expect to have climate change legislation passed."

From an environmental law perspective, the issue of climate change and exactly how it's dealt with is the biggest...
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