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Fuel efficiency standards of the future

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 12 2011

On July 29, 2011, President Barack Obama, joined by major automakers Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, JaguarLand Rover, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota and Volvo - which together account for over 90 percent of all vehicles sold in the United States - announced new fuel efficiency standards aimed at improving fuel efficiency to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025

West Virginia Legislature passes comprehensive aboveground storage tank bill and amends public water supply laws

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 17 2014

On March 8, 2014, the West Virginia Legislature passed a comprehensive bill, primarily in response to the Jan. 9, 2014 leak of fluid containing 4-

EPA proposes UIC rules for CO2 injection wells

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 29 2008

On July 25, 2008, EPA published proposed regulatory amendments that would establish a new class of wells that may be permitted pursuant to its Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program authorized by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act

Carbon capture and storage: cornerstone of a sound energy policy

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 12 2009

Unless we are all prepared to quit breathing, we are not going to put an end to all emissions of carbon dioxide

West Virginia Supreme Court reverses trial court rulings, reinstates flood litigation cases

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 24 2008

On June 26, 2007, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a per curiam decision in the Mass Litigation Proceeding known as In Re: Flood Litigation (Civ. Action No. 02-C-797, Raleigh County Circuit Court), reversing separate rulings issued by Circuit Court Judges Recht and Hutchison that would have substantially limited plaintiffs' ability to go forward with such claims

Coal combustion ash disposal: TVA breach leads to push for new regulations, lawsuits

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2009

On December 22, 2008, there was a massive failure of a retention wall at a coal ash containment area at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)'s "Fossil Plant," located near Kingston, Tennessee

Double jeopardy? Citizen suit may proceed despite government enforcement action

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2009

A Clean Water Act citizen suit may proceed against a coal operator notwithstanding government enforcement action addressing the same alleged violations, according to a federal district judge in West Virginia

EPA releases notice of data availability regarding forthcoming UIC rules for CO2 injection wells

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2009

EPA recently released a pre-publication version of a Notice of Data Availability and Request for Comments ("Notice") pertaining to its proposed regulatory amendments to the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program that would establish a new class of wells (Class VI), pursuant to its authority under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act

Could "green energy" replace coal?

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2010

John Adams once observed that "facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."

Before and after Kingston: a coal ash litigation update

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 13 2010

As reported in previous Dinsmore & Shohl Legal Alerts, the December 2008 breach of a coal ash impoundment at the Tennessee Valley Authority's facility in Kingston, Tennessee resulted in the spill of over 5 million cubic yards of coal ash into adjacent waterways and properties