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$8.5 million on diesel exhaust

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • August 21 2011

Seven cargo terminal operators at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach agreed last week to spend a combined $8.5 million on diesel exhaust charges to resolve alleged violations of California’s safe drinking water and toxic substances enforcement law

Huge budget cuts likely in FY2013

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2011

On August 17, OMB released guidelines requesting FY2013 budgets be at least 5 below current levels which could reduce EPA’s budget from $8.6 billion in FY2011 to as low as $7.8 billion, a level not since 2007

CA transmission line construction continues

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • August 21 2011

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California rejected a request August 12 by environmental and community organizations to halt construction of the Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Project while an appeals panel considers their challenge of a prior ruling

$67 million for CCS

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2011

The Department of Energy provided $67 million to four new carbon capture and sequestration projects August 18

Consideration of cumulative MACT impact requested

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • August 21 2011

In comments submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency, several state utility regulators and environmental protection departments have requested that the agency consider the cumulative effect various air regulations will have on power plants and state economies

Gulf of Mexico sale announced

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • August 21 2011

The Department of Interior announced last week that the first oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico since the spill last April will take place December 14 in New Orleans

Biofuels initiative announced

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2011

President Obama announced August 16 that the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, and Navy will invest up to $510 million over the next three years in partnership with the private sector to produce advanced drop-in aviation and marine biofuels to power military and commercial transportation

EPA defends GHG findings in court

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2011

On August 18, EPA filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit arguing that the agency adhered strictly to Section 202(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act’s guidelines for science-based decision-making in determining that GHG emissions from vehicles endanger public health and the environment

Efficiency standards challenge rejected

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • August 21 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit refused 2-1 August 16 to block a final rule by the Department of Energy setting the first energy efficiency standards for small electric motors

Fuel standard could reduce gas use and increase jobs

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • August 21 2011

The Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management unveiled an economic analysis last week that found that establishing a clean fuel standard for 11 northeastern states could reduce gasoline consumption by as much as 30 percent and spur job growth over the 10-year life of the program