Greenhouse Gas Emission Impacts in CEQA & NEPA Env. Review

Presented by the Environment, Land Use and Real Estate Section of the Barristers Club 

Greenhouse Gas Emission Impacts in CEQA & NEPA Environmental Review

Recent developments and a look ahead
Date Thursday September 10, 2020
Program 2:00-3:15 p.m. 
MCLE 1 Hour


Alexander “Sandy” Crockett
Bay Area Air Quality Management District 

Michael Drummond
WSP Global Inc

Kathryn Oehlschlager
Downey Brand


Hina Gupta
Downey Brand

This panel will cover recent developments affecting environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its state counterpart, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), with a focus on how these developments affect the analysis of greenhouse gas emissions and potential climate impacts of a proposed project. Climate impact analysis in NEPA and CEQA reviews has long been a subject of contention among various stakeholders, and has recently received attention in high-profile rulemaking proceedings and litigation both at the federal and state levels. Seasoned practitioners will discuss these developments and their practical impacts on project proposals going forward.    


  • How the recently-finalized CEQ rule updating NEPA implementing regulations may affect agency consideration of the anticipate climate impacts of a proposed action.
  • The recent California Court of Appeals decision in Golden Door Properties LLC and how it is likely to impact CEQA mitigation measures for GHG emissions.
  • What types of projects are most likely to be impacted by these recent NEPA/CEQA developments.
  • How these developments affect the interplay of NEPA and CEQA where a proposed project triggers both types of review.

Section Chair

Clare Ellis, Hunton Andrews Kurth

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Event Code: B201243


 Free BASF Law Student
 $40 Section Member
 $50 BASF Member
 $65 Nonmember


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9/10/2020 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Online only. CA

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