Jenner & Block

"Climate Change 2008 Year in Review: Complex Legal and Political Issues Are Waiting for the New Administration," LexisNexis

Partner Gabrielle Sigel and Associate Jennifer L. Cassel examine the Bush Administration’s approach to federal policy on climate change in its last year in office, which the authors argue “left several litigation and regulatory issues unresolved and teed up for resolution by President Obama’s team.” The authors also identified a list of climate change legal and policy issues demanding immediate attention from the Obama Administration. According to the authors, “legislative, regulatory, and litigation activities occurring in 2008 set the state for a wide range of legal and political issues which the new President and Congress will face with respect to climate change.”