Global Warming in the Courts: An Overview of Current Litigation and Common Legal Issues
Friday, 11/10/2006 9:30 AM (EST)
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Justin Pidot, Fellow, Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy Institute
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Panel One: Massachusetts v. EPA
Lisa Heinzerling, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
William Pedersen, Principal, Law Offices of William Pedersen, and Former Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Neil Gordon, Assistant Attorney General, Michigan Office of the Attorney General
Peter Glaser, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP
Panel Two: Sources of Global Warming Litigation
Michael Rubin, Assistant Attorney General, Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General
Stuart Drake, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Cynthia Williams, Professor, University of Illinois College of Law
Joseph Mendelson, Legal Director, Center for Food Safety & International Center for Technology Assessment
The first panel will examine Massachusetts v. EPA, the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case involving global warming and the Clean Air Act. The second panel will explore current and potential sources of global warming litigation, including common law nuisance doctrine, the National Environmental Policy Act, federal preemption doctrine, and corporate liability.
This event is sponsored by the Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy Institute (GELPI), and is being held in conjunction with GELPI’s release of a report about the global warming lawsuits currently on the dockets of the federal and state courts.Media interested in attending should contact Kara Tershel at email@example.com.