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Environmental Law Summit: Climate Change Legislation's Impact on Physical Landscape

8/6/2009

Sky Stanfield, speaker, "Climate Change Legislation's Impact on Physical Landscape," BrightTALK
MCLE application pending.

State and national legislation to address climate change is significantly altering the land use patterns in our nation's cities and rural areas.  This talk will cover some of the major shifts that climate change legislation will have on the type of development that will be permitted and/or encouraged and will also touch on the new procedures and hurdles that landowners and developers will likely encounter in seeking project approval. Examples will be given from the implementation of California's recent legislation, and we will also examine initiatives in other states and predict how the upcoming national effort could further impact the landscape.