January 14, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Central Time

Climate Change, Wildfires, and the Impact of Legal Activism on Environmental Policy


In a major settlement, California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), agreed to pay approximately $13.5 billion to the victims of several California wildfires. In response, California enacted sweeping legislation to address future wildfires. Learn from environmental experts on how litigation and legislation can work together to enforce environmental regulations, and the benefits and limits of corporate liability in the face of climate change. 

Speakers:

Jeff St. John is an environmental journalist and Senior Editor at Greentech Media. He has written extensively about California, renewable energy, and the electrical grid. 

Romany Webb is a Senior Fellow at the Sabin Center for Environmental Law at Columbia Law School. She has expertise in environmental regulation and utility decarbonization.