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Monthly Archive for May, 2011

New Jersey Jumps Ship on RGGI

by Karl Coplan So New Jersey has announced it will withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the northeast region’s joint cap-and-trade program.  Governor Christie’s news conference and press statement are available here, and is worth a read.  Christie is not taking the usual Republican denialist position that human-caused climate change is a myth.  Instead, […]

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by Karl Coplan Frederick Tucker’s  Op-Ed in today’s New York Times is worth a read.  Tucker tells the story of the FDA’s interim approval of Avastin for treatment of breast cancer over the objections of an advisory committee, and Genentech’s current attempts to avoid expiration of the interim approval, despite subsequent studies showing that Avastin […]

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by Ann Powers President Obama signed an Executive Order in 2010 directed at ensuring responsible, coordinated ocean management by federal agencies. Stressing the importance of the Nation’s oceans for human health, economic and environmental sustainability, and climate change adaptation, the Order created the National Ocean Council, an interagency committee charged with effectuating the National Ocean […]

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by Karl Coplan Just got back from briefing our DC Externship students about the hot topics likely to be getting the attention among environmental lawyers this summer.  Here’s my list: Global Warming — lots will be going on in the courts, EPA, and (counterproductively) Congress: –All eyes will be on the Supreme Court for its […]

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by Richard Ottinger From April 3-5, 2011 Shakeel Kazmi and I represented Pace and IUCN at the final Preparatory Commission Meeting and the Inaugural Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which took place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  We also had an hour-long meeting with IRENA’s newly elected Director General, Adnan Amin […]

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