From Michael Gerrard of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School comes another excellent resource:
We have just posted a Climate Legislation Resource Center site. It has links to the hearings, markups, floor debates, prior drafts, etc. leading up to House passage on June 26 of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES, or Waxman-Markey), plus comparable Senate documents. We’ll be adding new documents as available. One feature we have created for the page is an Excel database of all the rulemakings, studies, and other federal agency mandates in the bill; it can be sorted by agency, subject matter, type of action, and other parameters, and it is also word searchable. Here is the link to the page.
Also posted here are numerous analyses of the bill conducted by government agencies, NGOs, trade associations, academics and think tanks. If any of you have prepared analyses that you would like to have posted here, please feel free to send them to me.
While I’m at it, here are links to the announcements of two upcoming events from the Columbia Center for Climate Change Law:
September 23 — “The Waxman-Markey Climate Bill: Too Weak? Too Strong? About Right? A Three-Way Debate”
October 23 — “Bio-sequestration and climate law and policy”
Finally, if you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive updates about new items we are adding to the Climate Legislation Resource Center page, as well as new cases added to my climate change litigation chart, please reply off-list and I’ll add you. If you’re already on the litigation chart update list, you’ll automatically receive these updates. (The litigation chart is linked from the legislation page.) Thanks.
Prof. Michael B. Gerrard
Director, Center for Climate Change Law
Columbia Law School
435 West 116th Street
New York, New York 10027