SEC Voluntarily Stays Climate Rules

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced on April 4, 2024 that it is voluntarily delaying the implementation of its climate disclosure regulations while it fights an Eighth Circuit Court challenge seeking to vacate the rules. The SEC’s Order suggests that the SEC is hoping the voluntary stay will facilitate the case’s resolution: “Among other things, given the procedural complexities accompanying the consolidation and litigation of the large number of petitions for review of the Final Rules, a Commission stay will facilitate the orderly judicial resolution of those challenges and allow the court of appeals to focus on deciding the merits. Further, a stay avoids potential regulatory uncertainty if registrants were to become subject to the Final Rules’ requirements during the pendency of the challenges to their validity.”

KMK will continue to monitor the litigation and any guidance issued by the SEC.

Please see these related KMK publications:
New SEC Climate Disclosure Rules - Temporarily Stayed 
Securities Snapshot: 1st Quarter 2024
SEC Adopts New Rules for Climate-Related Disclosures; Lawsuits Challenge New Rules

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