‘This is how to build it’: Book aims to provide a legal guide to decarbonization

By Marie Cusack, Energy News Network

Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States is co-edited by John Dernbach, director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Widener University in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Michael Gerrard, director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University.

Dernbach and Gerrard have partnered with Richard Horsch, a retired partner from the international law firm White & Case LLP, to assemble a network of attorneys around the country to donate their time and turn the book’s recommendations into model climate laws and regulation. Dernbach and Gerrard also plan to launch a website in May that will be a platform to provide resources and information to policymakers, lawyers and advocates. Read more here.

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