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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

Efficiency standards challenge rejected

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

Biomass permit exemption challenged

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

Georgia Forestwatch, Wild Virginia, the Center for Biological Diversity, Conservation Law Foundation, and Natural Resources Council of Maine filed a lawsuit August 15 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, challenging a rule that exempts facilities burning biomass from the requirement to obtain greenhouse gas emissions permits for three years

CA Supreme Court validates Clean Water Act use

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

The California Supreme Court unanimously held August 15 that regulators did not violate the Clean Water Act by applying a cost-benefit standard to determine whether the Moss Landing Power Plant’s cooling water design reflected the best available technology to protect fish and other aquatic organisms

Environmental groups support EPA GHG ruling

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2011

On August 25, ClientEarth, America's Great Waters Coalition, and the Union of Concerned Scientists filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit supporting EPA’s finding that GHG emissions from vehicles threaten inland and coastal waterways

NM utility appeals retrofit mandate

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 25 2011

The Public Service Company of New Mexico filed a petition for review of an Environmental Protection Agency rule September 16 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

States oppose federal implementation plans

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