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Environmental groups sue for new source pollution standards

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • November 27 2011

On November 17, WildEarth Guardians, the Sierra Club, the Environmental Integrity Project, and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to force the Environmental Protection Agency to act on a June 2010 petition requesting regulation of emissions of methane and other pollutants from coal mines

Oral arguments scheduled

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
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  • February 12 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a schedule for oral arguments February 8 in several lawsuits challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’ greenhouse gas regulations

FAA ordered to review earlier Cape Wind environmental findings

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 30 2011

On October 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration must review potential hazards of the proposed Cape Wind project off the coast of Massachusetts after failing to follow its own internal procedures in the initial review

Carmakers support mobile regs

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • October 9 2011

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Association of Global Automakers said in an amicus brief filed September 30 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that the Environmental Protection Agency is required under the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks after it determined that related emissions endanger the public

Tribe opposes wind project

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 27 2012

The Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation filed a complaint May 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California seeking to overturn the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management’s recent approval of the Ocotillo Wind Energy Project

Mountaintop mine permit authority

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2012

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled March 23 that the Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority by revoking permits for what could now become West Virginia’s largest mountaintop removal mine

No GHG regs through ESA

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 24 2011

Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit said October 17 that the Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service may not use the Endangered Species Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

Biomass permitting delay defended

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • May 20 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit May 14 defending its decision to postpone greenhouse gas permitting for sources that burn biomass as art of its effort to phase in the permitting program beginning with the largest sources

New-build issues severed and expedited in MATS challenge

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2012

June 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted White Stallion Energy Center LLC, Sunflower Electric Power Corp., Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc., Power4Georgians LLC, Deseret Power Electric Cooperative, and Tenaska Trailblazer Partners LLC’s collective motion to sever issues specific to new coal-fired power plants from a host of other complaints covered under their suit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's mercury and air toxics standards

Court denies CARB request

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • January 29 2012

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California denied January 23 the California Air Resources Board’s request to lift an injunction blocking enforcement of the state’s low-carbon fuel standard