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The Year in Review 2023

Substantive Committee Reports

Climate Change Committee Report

Andrew Albert Eberle, Melissa Brook Hagan, Sarah Ladin, Kristi Disney Bruckner, Leta Margaret Barry, Andrea Carro, Camila Bustos, Aaron Flyer, Michael B Gerrard, Drew Langan, Tyler Larsen, Katherine Mary McCormick, MAX R SARINSKY, Elizabeth Ramey, Paul T Rink, Emma Shumway, David C Smith, Maria Antonia B Tigre, Romany Webb, and Kathryn Zyla

This chapter summarizes significant legal developments in 2023 in the area of climate change, including COP28, GHG emissions, clean energy, and more.

May 15, 2024 49 min read

Enforcement and Litigation Committee Report

Joseph T Zaleski, Joel Thomas Boer, Riley Desper, John Devine, Leland P. Frost, Talia Gordner, Julian Harrell, Maia H Jorgensen, Edward Karl Roggenkamp, Jared J Standish, Andrew Ross Stewart, Maddie Voigt, Inga Caldwell, Jennifer Faggion, Heather Lee Miller, and David B Weinstein

This chapter summarizes significant legal developments in 2023 in the area of enforcement and litigation, including PFAS regulation, EPA’s enforcement priorities, offshore wind litigation, and more.

May 15, 2024 27 min read

International Law Committee Report

Gabe Malouf, Nanci Orgill, Nisha Albert, Achinthi C Vithanage, Agnes E Enochs, Annalise Groves, Catherine M Janasie, James Negvesky, Jesse Colin Medlong, Jesse Valente, Jonathan Obiawuotu Nwagbaraocha, Kaia Turowski, Katherine Savage, Natale Fuller, Paige P Kendrick, Sera Simpson, Thulan Pham, and Verity Thomson

This chapter summarizes significant legal developments in 2023 in the area of international law including net-zero, COP28, corporate sustainability, and more.

May 15, 2024 28 min read

Substantive Committee Reports

Nuclear Law Committee Report

Joseph Deandreis McManus

This chapter summarizes significant legal developments in 2023 in the area of nuclear law, including the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, emergency preparedness, Commission decisions, and more.

May 15, 2024 14 min read

Oil and Gas Committee Report

Keturah Brown, Rebecca Wright Pritchett, Deesha Shah, Bree Mucha, George Lyle, Thomas Allen Daily, John Joseph Harris, Ryan Mahoney, Brian Annes, Charles Christian Steincamp, Diana Elizabeth Stanley, April Rolen-Ogden, Michael H Ishee, John Michael Parker, Ann Cox Tripp, Andrew J Cloutier, Gregory D Russell, Ilya Batikov, Mark A Hylton, Joseph Allen Schremmer, Nicolle Snyder Bagnell, Gina Marie Kantos, Jolisa M Dobbs, Aaron C Powell, Anna Boyer, Kathryn Stewart, Jeffrey Scott Pope, and Kirk D Bowersox

This chapter summarizes significant legal developments in 2023 in the area of oil and gas, including the Willow Project, greenhouse gas emissions, minerals, and more.

May 15, 2024 90 min read

Pesticides and Chemicals Committee Report

Leta Margaret Barry, Lawrence E Culleen, Lynn L. Bergeson, Lisa Burchi, Heather F Collins, Richard Engler, Carla N Hutton, Edith G Nagy, Javaneh Tarter, Julia Casciotti, Gregory Andrew Clark, James Gordon Votaw, Julia A Hatcher, Allison H In, Ashley Maiolatesi, De Vann Sago, Keith A Matthews, Hume Ross, Sarah Elizabeth Simonetti, and Sara Beth Watson

This chapter summarizes significant legal developments in 2023 in the area of pesticides and chemicals, including TSCA, PFAS, FIFRA, and more.

May 15, 2024 23 min read

Water Resources Committee Report

Lauren V Neuhaus, Janelle Sue Henderson Krattiger, Kelly Beskin, Heraclio Pimentel Jr, Karen A Peterson, Jennifer L Verleger, George Lyle, Bree Mucha, Michele L Van Quathem, Elizabeth P Ewens, Dulcinea Hanuschak, Lauren Lynam, Todd D Ommen, Garrick L Baxter, Lacey Bree Rammell-O'Brien, Stephanie A Kramer, Stephen R Brown, Hannes David Zetzsche, Alida C Mooney, Elizabeth Newlin Taylor, Laura A Schroeder, Kelsey J Seibel, Andrew S Miller, Jonathan R Schutz, Adam W Gravley, Jenna Rose Mandell-Rice, Andrea Nelson Grave, Logan O'Connell, Zachary Alberts, Daniel Guarracino, Christopher Dalbom, Christen Maccone, Justin M Townsend, and Jordan Patrick Cohen

This chapter summarizes significant legal developments in 2023 in the area of water resources, including groundwater, water rights, hydroelectric power, and more.

May 15, 2024 53 min read

Council-Related Committee Reports