An Uncertain Future For Climate Change Law

Law360, New York (September 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On Aug. 21, California Attorney General Jerry Brown announced a settlement of the recent controversial CEQA lawsuit his office brought against San Bernardino County, involving the extent to which the county’s EIR for its General Plan update should address impacts on climate change.

The settlement is important because it requires a California agency for the first time to inventory historical (as of 1990), current and projected greenhouse gas emissions; to set a target for reducing GHG emissions; and to develop measures to reduce such emissions....
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