Energy and Climate DebateEnergy and climate issues will garner substantial attention between now and the August recess, and congressional, Administration, and international efforts will remain high through the end of the year.After a weekend littered with votes on the measure, the Senate will continue work this week on its multiyear transportation bill (H.R. 22), with the Senate voting July 27 to limit debate on its bipartisan proposal, setting the stage for a final vote later this week, likely Wednesday or Thursday. The House has already passed a five-month, $8.1 billion stopgap highway bill (H.R. 3038), and chamber leaders are at odds with less than a week to go before highway funding authority expires July 31. While the Senate addresses the highway bill, the House will consider the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2015 (H.R. 427), which would require major legislation with an annual economic impact of $100 million or more to obtain congressional … [Read more...] about Energy and Environment Update for July 27, 2015
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ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATECongressional activities are abbreviated this week, with the observance of Yom Kippur and Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. Pope Francis will address a joint session of Congress Thursday morning, and is likely to deliver a strong climate message; arriving on Tuesday, the pontiff will also meet with President Obama this week. The following day, the White House will host a state dinner on behalf of Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Presidents Obama and Jinping and their respective officials have been meeting ahead of the official visit to discuss items of interest and concern between the two countries, including cybersecurity and climate change.September 21-25 has been named a Week of Moral Action on Climate to honor Pope Francis’ visit. The Franciscan Action Network and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network delivered 166 copies of Laudato Si and a letter supporting Representative Chris Van Hollen’s (D-MD) Healthy Climate and Family … [Read more...] about Energy & Environmental Law Update: September 22, 2015
This year’s list of Legal Rebels continues our tradition of celebrating those men and women who are remaking their corners of the legal profession–finding new ways to practice law, represent their clients, adjudicate matters and train the next generation.This year’s Rebels–nominated by our readers and staff–are a diverse group tackling many different challenges, but all using smarts and commitment to accomplish goals for practitioners and clients.What you see in the following pages are snapshots of and brief introductions to our honorees. Go here to read their full profiles, see more photos and contribute your ideas for freeing up thinking through Box Breakers. You’re invited to take a look at past honorees at LegalRebels.com.It’s our seventh year naming Rebels, but we know there are many trailblazers who laid the groundwork for those we honor today. In the coming months, we’ll be featuring those Legal Rebel Trailblazers in the magazine, … [Read more...] about Meet our 2015 Legal Rebels
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0 Have your say From: Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive, Care England. WHILE we welcome the Government’s announcement to boost the NHS’s resilience to cope with the inevitable pressures this forthcoming winter, it is futile if the social care sector is overlooked. Every winter we see the NHS receive new funding while social care does not.The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that hospitals would receive £145m to prepare for winter demand. The money will be spent on upgrading wards, redeveloping A&Es and extra beds at NHS trusts across England.We hope, however, that the NHS will ensure that it works with the independent care sector to use existing spare capacity in care homes. The DHSC needs to demonstrate its understanding of the system, or revert to being the Department of Health and dispense with the social care. Gratitude to 999 crewsFrom: Arthur and Kath Thompson, Bramley, Leeds.WE would like to send our … [Read more...] about YP Letters: Where are winter funds for social care?