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Beveridge & Diamond Attorneys Author U.S. Chapters in Getting the Deal Through: Environment & Climate Regulation 2018
November 29, 2017


The Mexichem Conjecture: Regulating HFCs under CAA ... or TSCA?
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Kristin H. Gladd, Shengzhi Wang
October 13, 2017


D.C. Circuit Rules That FERC Should Have Quantified Indirect Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Approving Natural Gas Pipeline
Authors: James M. Auslander, W. Parker Moore, Madeleine B. Kadas, Benjamin E. Apple
August 29, 2017

In a 2-1 decision, the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) did not satisfy the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) when it failed to provide any analysis of downstream greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions that will result indirectly from its approval of a natural gas pipeline. Sierra Club v. FERC, No. 16-1387, slip op. at 24 (D.C. Cir. Aug. 22, 2017).


TCFD Report Will Shape Future Expectations for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
Authors: Kristin H. Gladd, Leah A. Dundon, Paul E. Hagen, Lauren A. Hopkins, K. Russell LaMotte
July 18, 2017

On June 29, 2017, the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD or Task Force) released its Final Report providing recommendations on voluntary climate-related financial disclosures.  The recommendations, developed by an industry-led task force of both users and preparers of disclosures, are intended to support the production of more consistent and clear financial disclosure of climate-related risks across sectors for use by investors, lenders, and insurers.  Most G-20 countries have existing legal frameworks that require the disclosure of material risks in financial reports.  Beyond legal mandates, investors are increasingly focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in evaluating potential investments and future business risk.  While the Task Force’s recommendations are voluntary and independent of the environmental sustainability disclosure standards currently under review in the U.S. by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (see Beveridge & Diamond alert on the SEC concept release), the recommendations will impact the approach many publicly traded companies take to data collection and climate risk reporting over the long-term.


President Trump Announces Withdrawal from Paris Agreement on Climate Change
Authors: Brook Detterman, Leah Dundon, and Kristin Gladd, with thanks to Jeff Clare
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 2, 2017


Virginia Begins Development of Cap-and-Trade Program for Electric Power Sector
Authors: David M. Friedland, Brook J. Detterman
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 18, 2017


Executive Order Charts New Path For Offshore Energy Development
Authors: James Auslander, John Cossa, and Peter Schaumberg
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 2, 2017


Climate Regulation in California: A State of Constant Change
Authors: Kenneth Finney, Brook Detterman, Jacob Duginski*
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. California Environmental Tracker, April 19, 2017


EPA Initiates Reviews of Three Clean Air Act Regulations, Following President Trump’s “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” Executive Order
Authors: James M. Auslander, David M. Friedland, Shengzhi Wang
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 7, 2017


EPA’s Plan to Implement Trump’s Proposed Budget Signals Massive Change
Authors: John Hanson, Daniel Krainin, Jacob Duginski
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 6, 2017


Interior Secretary Immediately Implements President’s Executive Order on Energy and Climate
Authors: Jamie Auslander, Peter Schaumberg, John Cossa
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 29, 2017


New Executive Order Creates a Changed Climate for Climate Change and Energy
Authors: Jamie Auslander, Peter Schaumberg, David Friedland, Brook Detterman
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 28, 2017


Introducing Our California Environmental Tracker
Featured Authors: Lauren Hopkins and Jacob Duginski*
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 27, 2017


Massachusetts Proposes New Greenhouse Gas Rules for Electric Generation, Natural Gas, and Transportation Sectors
Authors: Stephen M. Richmond, Brook J. Detterman
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 21, 2016


Impacts of the 2016 U.S. Election on Environmental Law, Policy, and Enforcement
Edited by David Friedland
November 16, 2016


Beveridge & Diamond Attorneys Author U.S. Chapters in Getting the Deal Through: Environment & Climate Regulation 2017
October 31, 2016


EPA Issues “National Port Strategy Assessment: Reducing Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases at U.S. Ports"
Authors: David M. Friedland, Daniel B. Schulson
Beveridge & Diamond, PC, October 5, 2016


State Air Agency Group Issues Model Clean Power Plan Rule
Authors: David Friedland and Jessalee Landfried
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 1, 2016


New Ratemaking Order Revamps Conventional Cost-of-Service Ratemaking for New York Utilities:
The State is Seeking to Align Utility Business Models With REV Policy Objectives
Authors: Michael Murphy, John Paul and Sarah Kettenmann
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 30, 2016


EPA’s Enforcement Focus on Refrigerants Continues With Another Multi-million Dollar Settlement
Authors: Laura Duncan, Kristin Gladd
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 27, 2016


Comment Period Closing July 21 on Possible Expansion of Environmental Sustainability Disclosure Requirements
Authors: Leah Dundon, Lauren Hopkins, Kristin Gladd, and Megan Morgan
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 9, 2016


Ten Beveridge & Diamond Lawyers Recognized by Law Business Research
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 2, 2016


EPA Finalizes Regulations Targeting Methane and Volatile Organic Compounds from Oil and Gas Operations
Authors: Kristin Gladd, Jamie Auslander, David Friedland, and Anthony Papetti
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 18, 2016


New York State’s Microgrid Development Incentives
NYSERDA Rolls Out Stage 2 of NY Prize Competition
Authors: Michael Murphy, John Paul, Stephen Gordon, and Sarah Kettenmann
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 4, 2016


Valuation of Distributed Energy Resources under New York State’s REV Initiative
Solar Developers and Utilities Propose Valuing CO2 Emissions
Authors: Stephen Gordon, Michael Murphy, John Paul, and Sarah Kettenmann
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 26, 2016


Net Metering 2.0: Big Changes Across New England
Authors: Marc Goldstein and Brook Detterman
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 14, 2016


New York State Modifies Standardized Interconnection Requirements
NY PSC’s Order Should Ease Burdens on Distributed Generation Developers
Authors: Mike Murphy, John Paul, and Steve Gordon
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 4, 2016


Rob Brager Quoted by ThinkProgress on the Future of States’ Implementation of the Clean Power Plan Following the Supreme Court’s Stay
February 12, 2016


Beveridge & Diamond Attorneys Author U.S. Chapters in Getting the Deal Through: Environment & Climate Regulation 2016
January 13, 2016


EPA Proposes Numerous Changes to Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule
Author: Steve Richmond
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 23, 2015


New York State’s Microgrid Development Incentives
NYSERDA’s NY Prize Program
Authors: Mike Murphy, John Paul, and Steve Gordon
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 4, 2015


New York State to Order that 50% of Power Consumed by New Yorkers be from Renewable Sources by 2030
The Order, Part of New York's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Initiative, May Prevent or Delay the Closure of Upstate Nuclear Plants

Authors: Mike Murphy, John Paul, and Steve Gordon
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 24, 2015


EPA Issues Suite of Final and Proposed Regulations for Carbon Emissions from Power Plants
Authors: David Friedland and Jessalee Landfried
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 5, 2015


Maryland Legislative and Regulatory Updates
Authors: Pamela Marks and Megan Morgan
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 4, 2015


California State Senators Announce Suite of Aggressive Climate Legislation
Authors: Nico van Aelstyn, Drew Mayer
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 12, 2015


Greenhouse Gases “Rise” in Importance for NEPA Reviews
Authors: Fred Wagner, James Auslander, John Cossa, and Andrew Mayer
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 5, 2015


Beveridge & Diamond Secures Favorable CARB Determination in Offset Investigation for U.S.’s Largest GHG Offsets Provider
Authors: Nico van Aelstyn, Drew Mayer
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 20, 2014


Mexico Issues Reporting Regulations for Broad Range of Greenhouse Gases
Author: Maddie Kadas
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 3, 2014


EPA Issues Preliminary Guidance on Its Interpretation and Implementation of UARG v. EPA
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 29, 2014


UARG v. EPA: Is the Tailoring Rule All Dead or Just Part Dead?
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 10, 2014


Supreme Court Holds That Industrial Sources Cannot Be Required to Obtain PSD or Title V Permits Based Solely on Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 24, 2014


EPA Proposes Regulation of Existing Power Plant Carbon Emissions
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 3, 2014


TCEQ Releases Draft Rules for Taking Over Texas Greenhouse Gas Permitting from EPA Region 6
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 21, 2013


GAO Advocates for Increased Attention on Adapting to the Effects of Climate Change
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 13, 2013


President Obama Releases Climate Action Plan
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 24, 2013


EPA Establishes June 30 Deadline for Oil and Natural Gas Companies’ Submittal of Requests for Alternative Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Methods
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 13, 2013


EPA Likely to Delay Issuance of Final Greenhouse Gas Rules for Power Plants
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 29, 2013


Greenhouse Gas Reporting Obligations for Several Sectors Impacted by EPA’s Revocation of Confidential Business Information Protection for Specified Part 98 Data
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 5, 2013


Ninth Circuit Further Limits Climate-Nuisance Suits
Daniel M. Krainin and Daniel P. Berner
Beveridge & DIamond, P.C., September 28, 2012


D.C. Circuit Court Upholds EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 28, 2012


California Adopts GHG Cap-and-Trade Program
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 28, 2011


EPA Sues MotorScience, Inc. for Falsifying CAA Engine Certifications
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 11, 2011


California Releases Latest Versions of GHG Cap and Trade and Reporting Programs
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 26, 2011


CARB Continues to Focus Enforcement Efforts on Engine Certification Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 19, 2011


U.S. Supreme Court Holds that States Cannot Use Federal Common Law to Limit Utilities’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 21, 2011


Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Purchases Renewable Energy Credits Equal to 100% of Firm’s Electricity Usage
April 5, 2011


EPA Issues Rule to Extend Reporting Deadline for 2010 Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 28, 2011


ARB Announces Settlements for Violations of California Consumer Product VOC Regulations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 26, 2011


January 30th Deadline Approaching for Companies That Must Register for GHG Reporting
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 20, 2011


California Expands Rules Limiting VOCs in Consumer Products
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 7, 2010


Lowe’s Settles California Emissions Violations for $2.75 Million
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 17, 2010


EPA Applies GHG Reporting Requirements to Four Additional Industry Sectors
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 6, 2010


Fifth Circuit Declines En Banc Review and Dismisses Climate Change Nuisance Case
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 3, 2010


Senators Kerry and Lieberman Unveil Comprehensive Energy and Climate Bill
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 17, 2010


EPA Explains Implementation of Greenhouse Gas Regulation With Issuance of Final “Tailoring Rule”
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 17, 2010


EPA Looks to Expand Mandatory GHG Emissions Reporting Program
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 7, 2010


Fifth Circuit to Rehear En Banc Comer v. Murphy Oil Climate Change Nuisance Case
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 4, 2010


CEQ NEPA Guidance Documents Available for Public Comment
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, February 23, 2010


White House Proposes Draft NEPA Guidance on Climate Change, Mitigation, and Categorical Exclusions
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 19, 2010


SEC Issues Guidance on Climate Change Disclosure Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 5, 2010


EPA Issues Final Renewable Fuel Standard Regulations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 5, 2010


SEC Votes to Issue Guidance on Climate Change Disclosure Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 28, 2010


SEC Announces Meeting on Climate Change Disclosure Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 25, 2010


California Set to Require Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions During Environmental Review of Projects; Federal Action Also Anticipated
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 15, 2010


California Approves Low-Carbon Fuel Standard
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 15, 2010


EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Endangerment Finding
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 8, 2009


New Developments in Product Carbon Footprinting
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 7, 2009


Second Circuit Rules Parties May Bring Climate Change Nuisance Actions
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 13, 2009


Circuits Avoid Conflict in Climate Change Nuisance Cases; District Court Diverges
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 13, 2009


EPA Publishes Final Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 30, 2009


EPA Issues Mandatory GHG Reporting Rule
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 28, 2009


New SEC Investor Advisory Committee Discusses Environmental, Climate Change and Sustainability Disclosures
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 30, 2009


The Waxman-Markey Bill State Preemption Exception
A California-Sized Hole in the Proposed Federal Allowances Bucket?
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, July 9, 2009


Massachusetts Pursues Rapid Implementation of Global Warming Solutions Act
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Massachusetts Client Alert, July 6, 2009


EPA Proposes New Renewable Fuel Standard Regulations Using Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Analysis
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 8, 2009


California Adopts First Low-Carbon Fuel Standard
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 30, 2009


EPA Issues Proposed Endangerment Finding for GHGs
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 24, 2009


D.C. Circuit Vacates 2007-2012 Outer Continental Shelf Leasing Program, But Rejects Climate Change Claims
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 21, 2009


EPA Releases Proposed GHG Reporting Rule for Public Comment
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 10, 2009


EPA Proposes Mandatory GHG Reporting Rule
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 10, 2009


EPA Issues Notice For Reconsideration of Agency’s Denial of California Clean Air Act Waiver Request
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 6, 2009


Obama Directs Environmental Protection Agency To Reconsider Bush Administration Denial Of California Clean Air Act Waiver Request
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, January 27, 2009


Renewable Fuel Standard Program Update: EPA Misses December 2008 Deadline, While EU Approves New Renewable Fuel Mandates with GHG Emissions Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 7, 2009


California Attacks GHGs By Unifying Planning and Transportation
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 3, 2008


B&D Attorney, Nico van Aelstyn, Quoted on California Bills Regulating Carbon Offsets
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 3, 2008


Massachusetts Adopts Aggressive Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Green Job Creation Laws
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, August 15, 2008


California Court Rules Land-Use Decisions Must Address Global Warming
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 15, 2008


EPA Issues Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on GHG Emissions: Asks for Further Public Comment
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 30, 2008


Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Recognized in Chambers USA Guide 2008
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 1, 2008


Updated: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds that the Federal Clean Air Act Preempts California’s Emissions Standards for Auxiliary Diesel Ship Engines
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 7, 2008


Mandatory Carbon Reporting Approaches As The Climate Registry Releases Reporting Protocol For GHG Emissions Tracking
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 3, 2008


Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Purchases Renewable Energy Credits As Next Step in Law Office Climate Challenge
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Press Release, March 11, 2008


EPA Releases Final Decision Denying California’s Waiver Request
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 3, 2008


Mandatory U.S. Carbon Reporting Announced
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 21, 2008


Greenhouse Gas Emission Fees Proposed in California
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 21, 2008


Renewable Fuel Standard Program Update
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 4, 2008


MMS Takes Steps to Approve Offshore Alternative Energy Projects
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 16, 2008


Court Remands EPA Transportation Conformity “Hot Spot” Rule
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 14, 2007


Federal Judge Upholds California Law Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Motor Vehicles
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 13, 2007


California Adopts Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 13, 2007


FTC Moves Toward Revising its “Green Guides” to Cover Carbon Offsets
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 28, 2007


California Sues US EPA Over Vehicle Emissions Decision
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 9, 2007


EPA Announces Plans to Develop Regulations for the Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 16, 2007


Court Dismisses Global Warming Nuisance Suit on Political Question Grounds
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 20, 2007


Court Dismisses Global Warming Claims for Lack of Standing
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 10, 2007


Massachusetts and Maine Issue Draft Greenhouse Gas Cap and Trade Regulations
Comments Due in September
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., Client Alert, August 14, 2007


New RFS Program Requirements for Renewable Fuel Producers and Importers
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 18, 2007


Carbon Offset Providers Coalition Proving Influential on GHG Emissions Policy Setting
Carbon Control News, June 18, 2007


Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Announces Comprehensive Nationwide Commitment to ABA-EPA Law Firm Climate-Challenge Program
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Press Release, June 8, 2007


White House Announces Plan for Post-2012 International Framework for Climate Change
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 1, 2007


White House Announces Plan to Initiate Regulations in Response to Mass. v EPA
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 15, 2007


Massachusetts Greenhouse Gas Emissions Policy Summary
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 27, 2007


California’s Proposed Early Action Climate Change Mitigation Measures: An Update on AB 32 Implementation
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 25, 2007


Supreme Court Says EPA Has Power to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 4, 2007


White House Increases Funding for Oceans Action Plan Implementation
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 30, 2007


Massachusetts Adopts Greenhouse Gas Trading Program
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 24, 2006


California's Sweeping New Climate Change Law
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 24, 2006