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Jenner & Block’s Climate and Clean Technology Law Practice recently announced an innovative partnership with LexisNexis, a leading global provider of information and services solutions, and Marten Law Group, to provide content for a new online Environmental Law & Climate Change Center. The web resource center provides attorneys with online information and real-time expert commentary on the myriad legal issues raised by global climate change.
“Corporate attorneys and their outside counsel currently face a patchwork of state regulations and federal court rulings on this issue and see federal regulations on the horizon that could broadly impact their operations,” said Gabrielle Sigel, Co-Chair of Jenner & Block’s Climate and Clean Technology Law Practice. “The Environmental Law & Climate Change Center will be a touchstone for today’s decision makers by providing them with timely content and analysis when and where they need it.”
The new center is available online at: http://www.lexisnexis.com/environmentalcenter
With the prospect of increasing state, local and federal regulations, the new center offers legal professionals news, information, expert analysis, podcasts and blogs centering on the most relevant case law, state legislative activity, regulatory changes, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiatives and other key developments driven by climate change concerns. Summaries of the expert analysis on climate change law can be found at and the complete collection of content can be accessed by LexisNexis customers on www.lexis.com.
“Our attorneys continuously monitor legislative trends, court decisions and regulatory changes so they can keep their clients abreast of what’s happening in this evolving area of the law,” said Robert L. Graham, Co-Chair of the Jenner & Block’s Climate and Clean Technology Law Practice and the founder and Chair of Jenner & Block’s Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law Practice. “We’re excited about this opportunity to share those insights with a broader audience.”
While the regulatory and legislative response to climate change has primarily been at the state and local level so far, the prospect of federal regulation appears increasingly likely and numerous courts have weighed in on related issues. Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are air pollutants and may be regulated by the EPA under the federal Clean Air Act. The growth of federal legislative and judicial involvement will continue to challenge businesses attempting to track, understand and comply with these emerging regulations.
“This unique agreement shows how three leading organizations can pool their strengths to create compelling content of use to the broader profession,” said Gregory S. Gallopoulos, Jenner & Block’s Managing Partner. “We’re proud to be a part of this first-of-its-kind initiative.”
Among the first Firm publications posted to the site are: