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J.D., Columbia Law School, 1993
, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
B.A., Rice University, 1984
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Memberships & Affiliations
ABA Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal, former Editor-in-Chief
Maryland State Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Section, Past Chair
American Bar Association
Risk & Insurance Management Society
J. Wylie Donald
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Some Real Numbers About Transitioning a Coal Plant to a Solar Farm
"I believe in science." And then what?
Zika Transmission in New York, and Now in Florida - Some Legal Thoughts
Climate Change Opinions Don't Help Business; Data Do
A Coal Plant Shutdown and the Undoing of a Wind Energy Bottleneck
Top 6 at 6 - Climate Change Legal Highlights of the First Six Months of 2015
There's Gold in Them Thar Coal Plants - You Just Have to Know How to Look For It
Houston Flooding and Lawyers - A Climate Change Informed View
Floods in Texas, Flood Mapping, Flood Dollars
April Fool's Day Sees National Flood Insurance Rates Rise
The Clean Power Plan: A View from FERC, Part IV - Economic v. Environmental Dispatch, Please
The Keystone XL Pipeline Veto: Much Ado ...
The Clean Power Plan: A View from FERC
Rising Sea Levels and Prohibited "Takings" - A Different Sort of Climate Change Litigation
Alaska Supreme Court Opens the Door for Alternative Theory in Public Trust Litigation
A Provisional Winner of an Offshore Wind Lease is Announced and that Means the Goal Line is Still Far Off
Super Models Are Looking Better Than Ever - What Does That Mean For Insureds?
The New Bucket List: NOAA’s Top Sites for Increased Nuisance Flooding
Top 6 at 6: Highlights of the Top Climate Change Legal Stories in the First Half of 2014
Top 6 at 6
Negligent Operation of a Storm Sewer: A New Theory of Climate Change Liability
A Slow-Burning Fuse: Climate Change from the Risk Management Trenches
Executory Forward SREC Contracts - What Exactly Does This Mean?
Report on Carbon Capture and Storage from the House
Contrary Legal Winds at Cape Wind - Opponents of Offshore Wind Sue Asserting Preemption
Dust in the Wind – A "Silent Epidemic" Rises in the Southwest
Wind Project "Take" Permits Extended to 30 Years - Eagles Nonplussed
The Top 6 at 12: Highlights of the Top Climate Change Legal Stories in the Second Half of 2013
EPA Excludes Carbon Dioxide Waste Streams from RCRA - A (Very Small) Step Forward for CCS
Battles over Stormwater: Maryland Counties Fight the 'Rain Tax'
Whatever Happened to State Law Carbon Dioxide Liability Claims? Still No Music After Bell
How is the Government Shutdown the Same as Climate Change? How is it Different?
First Circuit Rules Appropriations Clause Quashes Flood Policy Claim Lacking Proof-of-Loss
Extreme Weather Patterns in Fiction: A Riverine Book Review
New Mexico Court Refuses to Take Steps to Apply Public Trust Doctrine to the Atmosphere
Fourth Circuit Rejects Manipulation of Judicial Process As Ocean Manhandles Homes
Harvey Cedars v. Karan: Condemnation at the Shore and the Evolution of the Common Law
Harvey Cedars v. Karan: Condemnation at the Shore and the Evolution of the Common Law
Walking on Eggshell Skulls: Louisiana's Levees Take on the Oil and Gas Industry Over Coastal Land Degradation
'Deferral Rule' is Derailed - Biogenic Greenhouse Gas Emitters Stand By to Be Regulated
Top 6 at 12: Highlights of the Top Climate Change Stories in the First Half of 2013
Maryland Reassesses Local Sea Level Rise: More of Us Are Going to Get Wet
Fracking Zoning Case Seeks Review by New York's Highest Court
Delaware’s Most Vulnerable County Abstains from Vote on Sea Level Rise Mitigation Options
Fifth Circuit Knocks Out Climate Change Liability Lawsuit Again
Climate Change Legal Work: Changing the Paradigm Does Not Come Easily
Climate Change Legal Theories: The Atmospheric Public Trust Doctrine Moves Another Step Forward
Who Says Catastrophe Bond Payouts Are Not Correlated With the Stock Market?
Native Village of Kivalina Files Its Petition for Certiorari - A Five-Year Climate Change Litigation Marathon That Has Yet to Start
Act II at the Obama EPA: Gina McCarthy (is predicted) To Take the Helm
In Response to Sea Level Rising At Double the Global Rate, Delaware Debates Whether to Accommodate, Avoid, Protect or Retreat
A Theory of a Moveable Parcel is Not the Legal Solution to Rising Sea Levels and Beach Front Ownership
Wind Projects: Bald Eagles Don't Surf by J. Wylie Donald - Climatelawyers Blog
Call for Comments on the Third National Climate Assessment
On Inaugurations and Liberal Catechisms: Climate Change Makes It Back On the National Agenda
Delaware Advisory Committee Suggests Mandatory Disclosure of Rising Sea Levels in Real Estate Contracts
Top 6 at 12: Highlights of the Top Climate Change Stories in the Second Half of 2012
Even if You Can't Insure the End of Days, You Can Insure Some of the Effects of Climate Change
No En Banc Appeal in Kivalina; So What's Next?
State Common Law Carbon Dioxide Liability Claims: Premonitions of Preemption (and Dismissal)
Will Climate Change Considerations Affect Rebuilding After Sandy? The Short Answer is Yes.
Sunrise, Sunset - The Parable of the Two Solar Companies
A Tale of Two Deductibles: Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy is Not a Hurricane
A Tale of Two Credibilities: Hurricane Sandy and Recent Extreme Weather Reports
The Third Climate Change Liability Suit Fights to Stay Alive: Plaintiffs in Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Seek Rehearing
A Wind Farm in Oregon Threatens National Security and President Obama Acts
Ninth Circuit Displaces Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Climate Change Liability Case
If You Want More Climate Change Clients Do This
You Want Hantavirus With That View? Contagion Clouds the Air at Yosemite
Tough Love: Florida Continues to Improve Its Hurricane Coverage But Will It Be Enough?
Storm Surge in Your Lobby: You Should Have Been Thinking About Hurricane Isaac Months Ago
Climate Change Challenges the Republican Convention
Is a Mass Filing the Right Strategy to Get Carbon Dioxide Regulation Going?
The NFIP is Renewed and Reformed, and Climate Change Is Very Much in the Picture
The Top 6 at 6: A Review of the Most Important Climate Change Legal Stories in the First Half of 2012
The DC Circuit Locks in USEPA's GHG Regulations - Sort Of
Rio+20 Disappoints But Does Renewable Energy Need an International Treaty to Move Forward?
The CUNY Solar Summit: Will the Big Apple Become the Big PV Cell?
Opening Day: CAT Bonds, Climate Change and the 2012 Hurricane Season
Clash of the (Electric Vehicle Charging Station) Titans: ECOtality v. NRG
Force Placed Insurance When the Flood Plain Fails to Consider Climate Change
Virginia Supreme Court Stands Firm on Rehearing Climate Change Insurance Case: AES v. Steadfast is (Re-) Affirmed
Travails of A123, Fisker and Ener1 Don't Unplug Nissan CEO Ghosn at New York Auto Show
Proposed Rule for Power Plant Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Much Ado About Nothing?
A Primer on How Regulation of Greenhouse Gases Coming out of a Tailpipe Led to Regulation of Greenhouse Gases Coming out of a Stack
Dismissed Means Dismissed: Comer v. Murphy Oil, the First Climate Change Liability Damages Suit, Is Tossed Again
Studies Map Climate Change Driven Storm Surge Down to Your Zip Code
Global Warming Is Cooking Ice Hockey's Goose. But Not If The Western Climate Initiative Has Its Way.*
Connecticut Introduces Bill to Incorporate Climate Change Strategic Retreat into Coastal Zone Management Act
Bad Karma for Fisker Automotive: Of Loans and Lawsuits
Just When You Thought It Was Over, Rehearing is Granted in Steadfast v. AES
The Maryland Court of Appeals Looks at Models and Likes What it Sees - People's Insurance Counsel Division v. Allstate Insurance Co.: Affirmed
Soldiering On: The Western Climate Initiative and RGGI in 2012 and Beyond
Climate Change Litigation: The Second Wave - Our Children's Trust Goes to Washington
Oral Argument in Kivalina: Winds of Change or Climate Change Liability Suits Becalmed?
Good COP, Bad COP - Durban and the Future of a Climate Change Treaty
Renewable Fuels Take Off - Algae Arrives and Certiorari Denied
Cap and Trade - California Leads the Way
House Passes Bill Challenging Application of EU ETS to American Carriers - Will It Fly?
Solyndra Takes the Fifth and Mascoma Prepares for an IPO: A Down-and-Up Day for Renewable Energy
Connecticut v. AEP - The End Is Very Near
Ceres and a Series of Serious Thoughts About the NAIC Climate Disclosures - Part III
Virginia Supreme Court Decides First Climate Change Insurance Case
Ceres and a Series of Serious Thoughts About the NAIC Climate Disclosures - Part II
Ceres and a Series of Serious Thoughts About the NAIC Climate Disclosures - Part I
The Sun No Longer Shines on Solar Panel Maker Solyndra LLC - Bankruptcy and the FBI
Flooding from Irene: Whither the Flood Plain?
Damascus Citizens for Sustainability Attack Marcellus Shale Oil
Gifford v. USGBC - Dismissed (But Not on the Merits)
National Weather Service 30-Year Averages Confirm the Climate is Getting Hotter in the U.S.
The Debt Ceiling Furor Will Change the Climate of Climate Change Responses
Comer Resurgens: Life After American Electric Power v. Connecticut
American Electric Power v. Connecticut: 8-0 the Supreme Court Rules Federal Common Law is Displaced
Coal Exports and Rising Temperatures
2011 Hurricane Season - Will Florida's Insurer of Last Resort Be Up To It?
Predicting Sea Level Rise - The Arctic Council Raises the Ante
Our Children's Trust Unleashes Wave of Climate Change Litigation
The Implications of American Electric Power v. Connecticut for the Duty to Defend
Senator Kerry's, Lieberman's and Graham's Climate Change "Framework" Lacks Substance
Dengue Fever in US Headlines: Not Breaking News
Oral Argument in Steadfast v AES Seemed to Favor AES
Oral Argument is April 19 in American Electric Power v. Connecticut and in AES Corp. v. Steadfast Insurance Co.
Hurricane Modeling Supports the Decision Not to Insure Hurricane Risks Rules the Maryland Court of Special Appeals
ClimateLawyers Blog Nominated for Top 50
Twentieth Century Reanalysis Project Provides Tool to Assess Extreme Weather - Part II
Climate Change and the Supreme Court Part II: Certiorari Granted in Connecticut v. American Electric Power
The Most Extreme Weather is Climate Change at the Margins
NFIP Renewal. Finally. For a Moment.
A Cell Phone EMF Ordinance in San Francisco - Bad Precedent for the Smart Grid
MIRANT Sues in Challenge to Montgomery County Carbon Tax
2010 Hurricane Season: A Product of Climate Change, or Not?
How Do You Spell Certiorari? Climate Change Suits En Banc
Remember Hurricane Wilma? The Damage is Still Not Paid For
CDP 2010 Is Upon Us
Disclosure Pressure Ratchets Upward - Will D&O Policies Provide Cover?
Climate Change Disclosure at the SEC - A Move for Consistency
Cartographical Risk and Rising Sea Levels
The Top 7+ Climate Change Insurance Topics for the New Year
Needed: Action at Copenhagen
ABCDE - Thoughts on an "Absolute" Carbon Dioxide Exclusion
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