Thanks for reading my Environmental Law Update in the November issue of Minnesota’s Bench & Bar magazine. Below are links relating to the updates:

1. Next Generation Energy Act Cases

Aronow v. State, No. A12-0585, slip op. (Minn. Ct. App. Oct. 1, 2012)

North Dakota v. Swanson, No. 11–3232, slip op. (D. Minn. Sept. 30, 2012)

Next Generation Energy Act, Minn. Stat. ch. 216H

The 2008 Minnesota Climate Change Advisory Report  (Required by the NGEA; provides a useful status report for the goals of the NGEA as of 2008.)

American Elec. Power Co., Inc. v. Connecticut, 131 S. Ct. 2527 (2011) (2011 Supreme Court decision holding that Congress has “delegated to the EPA the decision of whether and how to regulate carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants.”) 

2. Ninth Circuit Kivalina Opinion

Native Village of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Corp., No. 09-17490, slip op. (9th Cir. Sept. 21, 2012)