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“The projections were saying we would’ve hit situations similar to what we saw last year, but not for another 40 or 50 years,” Danielson said….”

Klein, Kenneth S. “MINDING THE PROTECTION GAP: RESOLVING UNINTENDED, PERVASIVE, PROFOUND HOMEOWNER UNDERINSURANCE.” Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, Forthcoming (2018).

This is an excellent review of the general homeowner insurance problem – many homeowners do not have adequate non-flood insurance coverage to rebuild after a total loss. This often costs more than the market value of the house.

The related WWW site: https://www.naturaldisasterlaw.com/recent-news

Assignment

General instructions to the teams – focus on what an environmental lawyer should learn from your case what will help in bringing new cases.

Sierra Club v. FERC, 867 F.3d 1357 (9th Cir. 2017).

This is a challenge to a pipeline, partially based on NEPA.

Team 1 – Tell us about the standing analysis in this case. Why did the judge grant standing and what was the defendant’s opposition to standing?

Team 2 – What is NEPA climate issue in this case and what did the judge find that the defendants had to add to the EIS?

WildEarth Guardians v. Zinke, No. CV 16-1724 (RC), 2019 WL 1273181 (D.D.C. Mar. 19, 2019)

This a challenge to leasing public lands for oil and gas development, partially based on NEPA.

Team 3 – Tell us about the standing analysis in this case. Why did the judge grant standing and what was the defendant’s opposition to standing?

Team 4 – What is NEPA climate issue in this case and what did the judge find that the defendants had to add to the EIS?