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Climate Change Law & Policy Reporter

October 2019

Volume 12, Number 5 October 2019

CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS

Democratic Presidential Candidates’ Plans to Address Climate Change Impacts in the Agricultural Sector127

Whose Green New Deal? Various Climate Change Proposals by Presidential Candidates Compete for the Term130

Report Addresses Global Warming and the Endangerment of Pacific Salmon Populations132

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CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE

Recent Scientific Studies on Climate Change135

REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries Jointly Announce

Revisions to Regulations Implementing Portions of the Endangered Species Act138

The Federal Government and the State of California Intensify Their Fight Over the Regulation of Vehicle Emissions Standards139

PENALTIES AND SANCTIONS

Recent Investigations, Settlements, Penalties, and Sanctions142

LAWSUITS FILED OR PENDING

California Water District Continues Litigation Designed to Thwart Proposed Water Desalination Project145

JUDICIAL DEVELOPMENTS

U.S. District Court Finds Deliberative Process Privilege Shields EPA Algorithms for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Disclosure under

FOIA147

Natural Resources Defense Council v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ___F.Supp.3d___, Case No. 18-cv-11227 (S.D. N.Y. Aug. 22, 2019).

California Court Upholds City’s Approval of Infill Project in the First Opinion to Address Sustainable Communities Environmental Assessments149

Sacramentans for Fair Planning v. City of Sacramento, ___Cal.App.5th___, Case No. C086182 (Cal.App. July 18, 2019).