Feb. 12, 2024
Source: American Agricultural Law Association news release
California recently enacted three sweeping and unprecedented laws that require potentially in-depth disclosures related to greenhouse emissions, climate, carbon neutrality, and carbon offsets. Two of the new laws require large companies in virtually any industry doing business in California to make annual disclosures about their direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions (S.B. 253) and the financial risks they face as a result of climate change (S.B. 261).
The third new law involves more disclosure obligations on companies that either sell carbon offsets in California or make claims about achieving "net zero emissions" or carbon neutrality (A.B. 1305). Join us for a discussion of the "who, what, and when" of these new laws, including who will be directly and indirectly impacted and how - and steps you can take to prepare for compliance.
Megan Houdeshel is the Practice Group Leader for Dorsey's Regulatory Affairs Practice Group where she is located in the Salt Lake City Office. She has a breadth of experience assisting clients through complex environmental permitting matters under the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and community right to know laws. This experience allows her to guide clients through project development beginning with lands or mineral rights acquisition to full operation and continued compliance. Megan actively represents mining, petroleum, chemical, energy, real estate development, and public utility interests throughout the western United States and Canada. As part of her regulatory compliance practice, Megan also assists clients with environmental aspects of real property and mining transactions including brownfields redevelopment and public lands leasing transactions.
Kayla Race is an associate in Dorsey's Regulatory Affairs Group located in Salt Lake City. She assists clients in a variety of industries with environmental, energy, natural resources, land use, and sustainability matters. Kayla's career as an attorney is aided by her experience shaping municipal and state climate, energy, and environmental justice policy in her work prior to law for community-based environmental non-profits in southern California and for the Massachusetts House of Representatives Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change.
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