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CA court upholds LCFS

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 23 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard 2-1 on September 18, saying the rule does not

AZ appeals haze decision

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2013

Arizona petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit January 31 for a review of an Environmental Protection Agency rule that partially

NC certification authority upheld

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 8 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled May 3 that a North Carolina regulatory dispute that delayed the effective date of a Clean Water Act compliance certification for a power company did not negate the state’s certification authority

Supreme Court asked to review appellate MACT requirement ruling

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 8 2011

Sandy Creek Energy Associates asked the U.S. Supreme Court last week to allow continued construction of a $2 billion coal-fired power plant outside Waco, Texas

Environmentalists appeal dismissal of their challenge to Sunrise transmission project

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

On July 6, a coalition of organizations appealed the July 1st U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California’s dismissal of their challenge to the Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Project permitting process. The

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

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

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
  • -
  • 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