Green Groups Expect Fast Change In Energy Sector

Law360, New York (January 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Under President-elect Barack Obama, the environmental community expects to see a new focus on the impact that energy projects would have on global warming, particularly greenhouse gases. And while it might take time to translate into law and regulation, it will likely become visible in the administration’s first year, experts say.

Lawsuits charging federal, state or local regulators with conducting insufficient or incomplete environmental impact assessments for permit applications have never been uncommon. But in recent years, environmental advocacy groups have particularly concentrated their efforts on...
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