Environmental Law Clinic

Climate Engineering: Into the Great Wide Open?

Global efforts to limit carbon emissions are to date insufficient to prevent dangerous and rapid warming of the climate.

Participating faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton
Participating faculty: 
David A. Weisbach

Reuters on Abrams Environmental Clinic's Shell Report

Groups Seek U.S. SEC Probe of Shell Arctic Drilling Risk Disclosures
Timothy Gardner
Reuters
April 28, 2015

Oceana, an international environmental group, and the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago, said the action they filed on Monday is part of a longer effort to get Shell to disclose risks to investors of the costs of any catastrophic oil spill and other potential accidents.

An environmental group and a law clinic have petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Royal Dutch Shell has adequately disclosed to investors the risks of oil exploration in Arctic waters, the groups said on Tuesday.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Alaska Dispatch News on Abrams Environmental Clinic's Shell Report

Shell Financial Reports About Arctic Drilling Are Too 'Rosy,' Environmentalists Charge
Yereth Rosen
Alaska Dispatch News
April 28, 2015

The Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School on Monday petitioned the Securities and Exchange Commission for an investigation into what the drilling critics call “material misstatements and omissions” in Shell’s financial filings.

Shell has understated the financial risks of exploring for oil in the Arctic Ocean and federal regulators should investigate possible misrepresentations to investors, critics of the drilling plan said Tuesday.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

New York Times on Abrams Environmental Clinic's Shell Report

Groups Want Review of Shell's Arctic Regulatory Filings
AP
The New York Times
April 28, 2015

The petition was filed Monday by Oceana and the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two groups petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday for an investigation of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and what the groups call misstatements in regulatory filings regarding the risk of a catastrophic oil spill from Arctic offshore drilling.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Wall Street Journal on Abrams Environmental Clinic's Shell Report

Shell Faces Pressure to Disclose Priorities
Justin Scheck
The Wall Street Journal
April 28, 2015

In a bid to pressure Shell to drop the plan, environmental group Oceana and an environmental law clinic at University of Chicago Law School sent a report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Monday claiming that the company is understating the risks of its work in the Arctic.

Shell executives have said the BG merger wouldn’t affect plans to spend $1 billion drilling in the Arctic this summer, a project that has been criticized by environmentalists.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Abrams Environmental Clinic and Oceana Seek SEC Investigation of Shell’s Regulatory Filings

Abrams Environmental Clinic and Oceana Seek SEC Investigation of Shell’s Regulatory Filings
Law School Communications Office
April 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2015 – The Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School and international ocean advocacy group Oceana today requested that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) open a formal investigation into disclosures by Royal Dutch Shell plc concerning the company’s activities in the United States Arctic Ocean.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton
Faculty: 
Sean Helle

Lawyer/Novelist Makes Gift to Environmental Law Clinic

Jerry de Jaager
Law School Communications
April 23, 2015

A gift made by Jonathan Mills, ’77, as trustee of a charitable trust, will benefit the Law School’s Abrams Environmental Law Clinic. To be expended at the discretion of the clinic’s director, the gift provides funds for activities that support the clinic’s mission, which might include obtaining expert consultation, underwriting student travel for site visits and client interactions, and covering other litigation costs.

 A gift made by Jonathan Mills, ’77, as trustee of a charitable trust, will benefit the Law School’s Abrams Environmental Law Clinic.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Climate Engineering: Into the Great Wide Open

Date: 
05.05.2015
Location: 
Room IV
Contact info (email or phone): 

citro@uchicago.edu

Climate Engineering: Into the Great Wide Open?

Sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, Environmental Law Society, the Law and Technology Society, and the Human Rights Law Society.

Faculty: 
Brian Citro
Faculty: 
David A. Weisbach
Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton