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Recent developments in the Western Climate Initiative
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 6 2009

On February 19, 2009, the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), an initiative of several U.S. states and Canadian provinces to establish a regional greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade system by 2012, released its 2009-2010 Work Plan


Waxman-Markey bill passes US House of Representatives
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • July 3 2009

On June 26, 2009, in a 219-212 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES), the climate change bill sponsored by Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass


Climate change shareholder resolutions increasing
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2009

The non-profit groups Ceres and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility recently issued a report concluding that shareholder resolutions on the issue of climate change are increasing in frequency and success


North American leaders agree to cooperate on climate change
  • Torys LLP
  • USA, Canada, Mexico
  • September 11 2009

On August 10, 2009, at a North American summit in Guadalajara, Mexico, the leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada issued a joint declaration that committed their three countries to work together on climate change and clean energy issues


U.S. Commission to regulate carbon-based financial instruments
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2009

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has reportedly decided to regulate aspects of the CCX’s emissions trading program


Circuit court allows climate change nuisance claim
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

On October 16, 2009, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that certain residents and owners of property along the Mississippi Gulf coast had standing to assert public and private nuisance, trespass, and negligence claims against several energy, oil and chemical companies for their GHG emissions


U.S. issues final GHG reporting rule
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

On October 30, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Final Rule on the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases


U.S. Senate releases climate change bill, and other recent developments
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • October 5 2009

On October 1, 2009, the U.S. Senate released a draft energy and climate change bill known as the Kerry-Boxer bill after its sponsors Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer


New developments in the United States
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2009

On March 31, 2009, U.S. House Representatives Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released their discussion draft, “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009” (ACES


Senate releases climate change bill
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • October 5 2009

On October 1, 2009, the U.S. Senate released a draft energy and climate change bill known as the Kerry-Boxer bill after its sponsors Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer