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MA and owners of coal-fired power plant agree to monitoring in deal

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • July 5 2011

A state court ruled that the Mount Tom power plant in Holyoke, MA will have to install a system to provide continuous monitoring of the facility's emissions to settle state allegations that the plant repeatedly exceeded emissions limits over the past several years

Industry asks Supreme Court about legality of retroactive rulemaking

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 7 2011

On July 21, the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association and the American Petroleum Institute petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether a federal agency that misses a statutory rulemaking deadline can apply a regulation retroactively based on implicit, not actual, congressional authorization

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

Biomass permit exemption challenged

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

Cross-state rule challenged

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

Utility MACT challenged

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

The Utility Air Regulatory Group and 25 states petitioned the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia October 7 to postpone until 2012 the deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a final rule requiring power plants to control toxic emissions

Cross-state rule challenged

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

Luminant Energy, the largest power generator in Texas, filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s final Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, and asking that the court invalidate the rule as it applies to Texas, seeking a stay of the rule while the lawsuit is pending

Biomass delay challenged

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

The Natural Resources Defense Council filed suit September 19 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit against the Environmental Protection Agency

FAA ordered to review earlier Cape Wind environmental findings

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • 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