Environmental Law

December 2012Article
California Lawyer

California made history in November when it held the nation's first auction for carbon permits as part of its effort to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving climate change. It's a model that many hope will be replicated throughout the U.S. Our panel of experts from northern and southern California discussed the cap-and-trade program, as well as renewable energy permitting, a proposal for a peripheral canal, and other issues on November 5. They are Allen Abshez of Katten Muchin Rosenman; Thomas Berliner of Duane Morris; David Cranston of Greenberg Glusker; Brian S. Haughton of Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp; and Nick Yost of SNR Denton. The roundtable was moderated by California Lawyer and reported by Krishanna DeRita of Barkley Court Reporters.