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HFC reduction proposed

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Canada, Mexico, USA
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  • May 15 2011

A joint proposal by the US, Canada, and Mexico seeks an 85 percent reduction in hydroflurocarbon use worldwide in an effort to uphold a declaration signed by more than 90 countries in November 2010

Black carbon action urged

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, USA
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  • May 15 2011

A ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council ended May 12 with a final declaration that urged unilateral action by Arctic countries to limit black carbon and other short-lived climate forcers

Electric reliability enforcer forecasts positive scenario

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Canada, USA
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  • June 5 2011

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation released a reliability assessment May 31 that projected that summer demand for electricity in the United States and Canada will increase by 10,000 MW, or 1.2 percent, to 851,879 MW

Canadian pipeline decision hastened

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Canada, USA
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  • June 19 2011

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power approved the North American-Made Energy Security Act (H.R. 1938) June 15 along party lines

Western Climate Initiative proposes framework for evaluating offset projects

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Canada, Mexico, USA
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  • July 17 2011

On July 14, the Western Climate Initiative proposed a step-by-step process that government entities participating in a regional GHG emissions trading program could adopt to ensure availability of high-quality emissions offset projects

Plan proposed to track compliance in emissions trading

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

The Western Climate Initiative outlined how it would use a Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service (CITSS) to track compliance with the regional greenhouse gas emissions trading program it hopes to launch in 2012

EPA decides to expand access to canadian canola

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

On September 29, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that Canadian biofuel and biofuel feedstocks, including canola, will now meet the requirements of the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) program

Senators seek fresh Keystone XL environmental review

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

On October 14, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) asked the State Department to begin a fresh environmental review for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which if completed will carry tar sands crude from Alberta to the gulf coast

NE Keystone development

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Canada, USA
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  • November 6 2011

The initial phase of a Nebraska special legislative session on the Keystone XL pipeline ended November 3, with five bills filed on the state’s authority over the pipeline route

Canadian mobile emissions

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Canada, USA
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  • November 20 2011

Environment Canada announced November 16 that it is seeking comments to guide the development of regulations to limit greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light-duty trucks in the 2017 model year and beyond as part of an ongoing effort with the United States to establish shared vehicle emissions standards