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YLR: The Legal Landscape Surrounding Climate Change

We have a slew of environmental issues ranging from climate change, to mountaintop removal mining, to the nationwide fracking boom.  We have environmental laws responding to some of these issues, but many claim that the laws or their enforcement is inadequate.  So, in recent years, in addition to pressing the federal government and state governments to regulate climate change emissions under the traditional environmental statutes, like the Clean Air Act, people have turned to the courts.  Why is all of this so hard?  If we know there’s a major problem, why are we struggling so much to develop legal responses?

YLR Host Jeff Hayden, along with tonight's co-host, Josh Borger, is joined by Professor Dave Owen, University of California Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, Phil Gregory an attorney with some 40 years of experience in environmental litigation and Shannon S. Broome, Managing Partner of the San Francisco Office of Hunton Andrews Kurth and who leads the firm’s California environmental practice.

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