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Solar project locations challenged

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

Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club, and Natural Resources Defense Council filed a pair of lawsuits against the Department of Interior in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California March 26 challenging a utility-scale solar project planned for public lands in California’s Mojave Desert

California offset regime challenged

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

On March 28, the Citizens Lobby and Our Children’s Earth filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court in San Francisco challenging the validity and enforceability of the California Air Resources Board’s offset projects allowed by the state Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (A.B. 32

Oral arguments on climate rules

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard two days of oral arguments last week in lawsuits challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s climate change regime

EPA defends GHG findings in court

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • 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

Court rules with insurance company on GHG emissions claim

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2011

On September 16, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that Steadfast Insurance Co. had no duty to defend or cover AES Corp. in a lawsuit the company is fighting in Native Village of Kivalina, Alaska over damages from greenhouse gas emissions, because there was no “occurrence” under AES’s policy language

States oppose federal implementation plans

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 2 2011

Nebraska, Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on September 23 claiming that the Environmental Protection Agency inappropriately implemented the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule through federal implementation plans

Carmakers support mobile regs

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

Lawful to include US airlines in ETS

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • European Union, USA
  • -
  • October 9 2011

European Court of Justice Advocate-General Juliane Kokott released a court opinion October 6 that is expected to play an important role in the international policy dispute over whether U.S. airlines will be included in the European Union greenhouse gas emissions trading system: that inclusion of U.S. airlines in the trading program is lawful

Cross-state rule challenged

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 16 2011

Power companies, states, municipalities, and industry groups filed another 23 lawsuits challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule for power plants by the October 7 deadline

Cement kiln rule challenged

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 16 2011

Portland Cement Association argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit October 11 that the Environmental Protection Agency improperly double counted cement kilns as sources subject to standards for both air toxics and solid waste combustion