Energy & Environment Update - September 2015 #4

Mintz - ML Strategies


After a busy week with Yom Kippur and visits from Pope Francis and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Congress is focusing this week on finalizing a continuing resolution and preparing for new House Republican leadership in the wake of Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) retirement announcement.

While in D.C. last week, Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress Thursday morning during which he delivered a strong climate message. He also met with President Obama, and made an address from the White House, applauding the Administration’s clean air efforts and discussing the moral imperative to be good environmental stewards, before traveling to New York to speak to the United Nations. He urged global leaders to negotiate an effective climate agreement in Paris at the end of the year and said that failure to protect the environment could threaten the existence of the human species, as the two are so tightly tied together. He reiterated many of the themes of Laudato Si, calling on humans to protect “our common house” by aggressively addressing climate change, which is key to lifting citizens around the world out of poverty.

Please see full Update below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Mintz - ML Strategies | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

Mintz - ML Strategies

Mintz - ML Strategies on:

Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
Custom Email Digest
- hide
- hide

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, track anonymous site usage, store authorization tokens and permit sharing on social media networks. By continuing to browse this website you accept the use of cookies. Click here to read more about how we use cookies.