The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law develops legal techniques to fight climate change, trains law students and lawyers in their use, and provides the public with up-to-date resources on key topics in climate law and regulation. The center works closely with Columbia University's Earth Institute and with governmental, nongovernmental and academic organizations.

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Municipal Powers Under SEQRA, Michael B. Gerrard

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Narratives in Conflicts: Alaska Natives and Offshore Drilling in the Arctic, Michael Burger

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New Climate Law Will Reshape NY’s Key Sectors, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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New York Can Lead World in Fighting Climate Change, Michael B. Gerrard

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New York Environmental Legislation and Regulations in 2013, Michael B. Gerrard

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New York Environmental Legislation in 2017, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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New York Environmental Legislation in 2018, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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New York Environmental Legislation in 2019, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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New York Environmental Legislation in 2021, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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New York’s New Congestion Pricing Law, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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New York’s New Statute on Siting Renewable Energy Facilities, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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New York's Revived Power Plant Siting Law Preempts Local Control, Michael B. Gerrard

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New York State Leading on Utility Climate Change Adaptation, Ethan Strell and Christine Fazio

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Next Mayor Will Inherit Job of Implementing 2019 Law Setting Building Emissions Caps, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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Obama Reelection Clears Path for Numerous New EPA Regulations, Michael B. Gerrard

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Overcoming Impediments to Offshore CO2 Storage: Legal Issues in the U.S. and Canada, Romany M. Webb and Michael B. Gerrard

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Patterns of Climate Change Litigation During Trump Era, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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Planning for the Effects of Climate Change on Natural Resources, Jessica A. Wentz

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Potential Tensions Between New York’s Climate Change Laws and Historic Preservation Laws, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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Presidential Progress on Climate Change: Will the Courts Interfere With What Needs to Be Done to Save Our Planet?, Michael B. Gerrard

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Recent Developments Under State Environmental Quality Review Act, Michael B. Gerrard

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Reconciling International Investment Law and Climate Change Policy: Potential Liability for Climate Measures Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Meredith Wilensky

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Recovering from the Recovery Narrative: On Glocalism, Green Jobs and Cyborg Civilization, Michael Burger

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Reducing Legal Hurdles to Combined Heat and Power in New York, Michael B. Gerrard

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Reflections on Environmental Justice, Michael B. Gerrard

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Reframing Global Biodiversity Protection after COVID-19: Is International Environmental Law up to the Task?, Maria Antonia Tigre, Natalia Urzola, and Victoria Lichet

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Regulation of Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals in New York, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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Reverse Environmental Impact Analysis: Effect of Climate Change on Projects, Michael B. Gerrard

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Review of 2020 Cases Under SEQRA, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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Sabin Center Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Plan, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

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Sadly, the Paris Agreement Isn't Nearly Enough, Michael B. Gerrard

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Science Heads List of Candidate Debate Queries, Michael B. Gerrard

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Smart Surfaces, Smart Cities: Reducing Heat and Promoting Equity in Urban Areas, Hillary Aidun

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Solving the CSO Conundrum: Green Infrastructure and the Unfulfilled Promise of Federal-Municipal Cooperation, Casswell F. Holloway, Carter H. Strickland Jr., Michael B. Gerrard, and Daniel M. Firger

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State Authority in NY to Preempt Local Laws Regulating Renewable Energy Projects, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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State Bar Task Force: 22 New York Actions to Address Climate Change, Michael B. Gerrard

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State Dynamism, Federal Constraints: Possible Constitutional Hurdles to Cross-Border Cap-and-Trade, Shelley Welton

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State Public Utility Commissions' Powers to Advance Energy Efficiency, Michael B. Gerrard

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Stricter Rules on Storm Water Discharges Taking Effect, Michael B. Gerrard

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Survey of 2012 Cases Under State Environmental Quality Review Act, Michael B. Gerrard

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Survey of 2013 Cases Under State Quality Review Act, Michael B. Gerrard

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Survey of 2016 Cases Under New York State Environmental Quality Review Act, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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Survey of Climate Change Litigation, Michael B. Gerrard

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Survey of SEQRA Cases from 2007, Michael B. Gerrard

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Sustainable Development and the Brazilian Judge, Gabriel Wedy

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Taking from States: Sovereign Immunity's Preclusive Effect on Private Takings of State Land, Jennifer Danis and Michael Bloom

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Teaching Intrapersonal Intelligence as a Lawyering Skill: Introducing Values Systems into the Environmental Law Syllabus, Michael Burger

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Territoriality, Risk Perception, and Counterproductive Legal Structures: The Case of Waste Facility Siting, Michael B. Gerrard

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The 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Significance and Implications for the Future, Hari Osofsky, Lisa Benjamin, Michael B. Gerrard, Jacqueline Peel, and David Titley

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The Application of Open Records Laws to Publicly Funded Science, Lauren Kurtz

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The Benefits and Risks of Going It Alone, Michael B. Gerrard

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The Birth, Death, and Rebirth of the World Trade Center and the Fate of New York, Michael B. Gerrard

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The Dynamics of Secrecy in the Environmental Impact Statement Process, Michael B. Gerrard

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The Effect of NEPA Outside the Courtroom, Michael B. Gerrard

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The Energy Improvement of the Urban Existing Building Stock: A Proposal for Action Arising from Best Practice Examples, Teresa Parejo-Navajas

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The Environment in New York State, Michael B. Gerrard and Claire H. Woods

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The Law and Science of Climate Change Attribution, Michael Burger, Jessica A. Wentz, and Radley Horton

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The Law and Science of Climate Change Attribution, Michael Burger, Jessica A. Wentz, and Radley Horton

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The Law on What Documents Scientists Must Keep and Disclose, Michael B. Gerrard and Elizabeth Sheargold

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The Obama Administration's First Environmental Policy Changes, Michael B. Gerrard

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The Past, Present and Future of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act as a Tool of Environmental Justice, Michael B. Gerrard, Nicholas Johnson, Peggy Shepard, Melva J. Hayden, Sheila Foster, and Elizabeth Georges

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The Perils of Relying on FEMA Flood Maps in Real Estate Transactions, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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The (Re)Federalization of Fracking Regulation, Michael Burger

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The Role of Existing Environmental Laws in the Environmental Justice Movement, Michael B. Gerrard

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The Role of Lawyers in Decarbonizing Society, Michael B. Gerrard

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The Victims of Nimby, Michael B. Gerrard

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Three Legal Visions of a ‘Green New Deal’, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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Three Major Developments in International Climate Change Law, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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Trends in the Supply and Demand for Environmental Lawyers, Michael B. Gerrard

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Turning the Tide in Coastal and Riverine Energy Infrastructure Adaptation: Can An Emerging Wave of Litigation Advance Preparation for Climate Change?, Dena P. Adler

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US Federal Climate Change Law in Obama’s Second Term, Michael B. Gerrard and Shelley Welton

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What Litigation of a Climate Nuisance Suit Might Look Like, Michael B. Gerrard

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What’s Ahead for Power Plants and Industry? Using the Clean Air Act to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Building on Existing Regional Programs, Franz T. Litz, Nicholas Bianco, Michael B. Gerrard, and Gregory E. Wannier

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When Politics Trump Science: The Erosion of Science-Based Regulation, Romany M. Webb, Lauren Kurtz, and Susan Rosenthal

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Will Greenhouse Gas Rules Prohibit New Coal Power Plants?, Christine Fazio and Ethan Strell

Books

Amending CERCLA: The Post-SARA Amendments to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, Michael B. Gerrard and Joel M. Gross

Brownfields Law and Practice: The Cleanup and Redevelopment of Contaminated Land, Michael B. Gerrard

Climate Engineering and the Law: Regulation and Liability for Solar Radiation Management and Carbon Dioxide Removal, Michael B. Gerrard and Tracy Hester

Environmental Impact Review in New York, Michael B. Gerrard, Philip Weinberg, and Daniel A. Ruzow

Environmental Law Practice Guide: State and Federal Law, Michael B. Gerrard

Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, Michael B. Gerrard and Jody Freeman

Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States, Michael B. Gerrard and John C. Dernbach

The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: U.S. and International Aspects, Michael B. Gerrard and Katrina Fischer Kuh

The Law of Clean Energy: Efficiency and Renewables, Michael B. Gerrard

The Law of Environmental Justice: Theories and Procedures to Address Disproportionate Risks, Michael B. Gerrard and Sheila R. Foster

The Law of Green Buildings: Regulatory and Legal Issues in Design, Construction, Operations, and Financing, J. Cullen Howe and Michael B. Gerrard

Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas and a Changing Climate, Michael B. Gerrard and Gregory E. Wannier

Whose Backyard, Whose Risk: Fear and Fairness in Toxic and Nuclear Waste Siting, Michael B. Gerrard

Book Reviews

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Ecology and the Jewish Spirit: Where Nature and the Sacred Meet, Michael Burger

Notes

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Climate Change and Forced Displacement, Jessica A. Wentz

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Designing a Climate Change Displacement Coordination Facility: Key Issues for COP 21, Jessica A. Wentz and Michael Burger

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Shopping for State Constitutions: Unequal Gift Clauses as Obstacles to Optimal State Encouragement of Carbon Sequestration, Nicholas Houpt

Papers

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10 Questions to Ask About the Proposed “Global Pact for the Environment”, Susan Biniaz

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Act Locally, Reflect Globally: a Checklist of Options for U.S. Cities and States to Engage Internationally in Climate Action, Susan Biniaz

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Addressing the Energy Efficiency Financing Challenge: The Role and Limitations of a Green Bank, Christopher Angell

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After Madrid, W[h]ither the COP?, Susan Biniaz

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A Mitigation Based Rationale for Incorporating a Climate Change Impacts Fee into the Federal Coal Leasing Program, Michael Burger

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Analysis of California, Washington, and New York Insurer Climate Risk Surveys for the 2011 Reporting Year, Irene Shulman

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A Pause on Proof-of-Work: The New York State Executive Branch's Authority to Enact a Moratorium on the Permitting of Consolidated Proof-of-Work Cryptocurrency Mining Facilities, Jacob Elkin

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Appliance and Equipment Efficiency Standards: A Roadmap for State and Local Action, Peter Ross