Bloomberg Law
Aug. 9, 2021, 1:00 PM

UN Climate Report Expected to Drive U.S. Regulation, Litigation

Bobby Magill
Bobby Magill

The dire picture of the global climate crisis depicted in Monday’s United Nations scientific report is widely expected to permeate U.S. energy and environmental regulations, as well as litigation challenging them.

The findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change also will play a role in supporting climate liability lawsuits against oil and gas companies and determine the trajectory of the federal oil leasing program, lawyers say.

“It’s an eagerly-awaited report,” said Jamie Auslander, a natural resources lawyer and principal at Beveridge & Diamond PC in Washington.

IPCC reports and work have been cited in more than 50 state and ...

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