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Are Climate Change Tort Actions Dead? What’s Next After Supreme Court Decision in AEP v. Connecticut?

By Gabrielle Sigel and Steven M. Siros

Jenner & Block's Climate & Clean Technology Law Practice invites you to a webinar presentation exploring the legal and practical ramifications of the U.S. Supreme Court's June 20, 2011 decision in American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, No. 10-174. The Court's decision resulted in the dismissal of the toxic tort lawsuit brought by several Northeastern states, seeking to recover damages resulting from alleged climate change impacts from power plant greenhouse gas emissions. The webinar will specifically focus on the viability of state common law nuisance actions in the wake of the AEP decision.

This one-hour webinar is presented by Jenner & Block Partners Gabrielle Sigel and Steven Siros on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at 12:00 CST. 1.0 hour of Illinois MCLE credit is requested.

To register for this free webinar, please send an email to Angelique Hardy Heinz at To participate in the webinar, you must be able to access WebExTM. A link will be provided upon registering for the course.

Jenner & Block LLP has been certified by the MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois as an Accredited Provider. Credit for additional jurisdictions may be available upon request.

TAGS: Air, Climate Change, Greenhouse Gas, Hazmat, Toxic Tort

PEOPLE: Steven M. Siros, Gabrielle Sigel