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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

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

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

WTO dispute talks seat

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Canada, European Union, Japan, USA
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  • September 8 2011

The United States requested August 29 to become an observer at the World Trade Organization dispute settlement talks with the European Union, Japan, and Canada regarding a challenge filed by the EU and Japan against a green energy program in Canada, citing trade interests

NV Governor opposes Keystone

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Canada, USA
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  • September 8 2011

Citing water concerns, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman (R) sent letters August 31 to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging them to deny a permit for TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas

US Chamber of Commerce warns against denying keystone XL permit

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

On September 23, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue warned that if the United States failed to permit the proposed Keystone XL pipeline between Alberta and Texas, Canada would simply find an alternate export route for its oil sands crude

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