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Obama Victory Paves Way For Federal Climate Law

Law360 (November 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- “I will build new partnerships to defeat the threats of the 21st century: terrorism, and nuclear proliferation; poverty and genocide; climate change and disease.”[1]

The chance of meaningful federal action to address climate change is more likely in the wake of Barack Obama’s convincing election victory and the large gains made by the Democratic Party in both houses of Congress.

While the global financial crisis undoubtedly will influence the immediate agendas of the White House and Congress, it appears clear that the Obama White House will...
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