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Solar lawsuit dismissed

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • November 11 2012

The U.S. District Court of the Central District of California dismissed a lawsuit November 5 alleging the Interior Department failed to adequately weigh the impacts that a utility-scale solar facility under construction in the Mojave Desert would have on the desert tortoise population and avian species

MATS revisions

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 18 2012

In a November 13 status report to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Environmental Protection Agency said that it intends to sign a proposed rule by November 20 to revise mercury and air toxics limits issued last December for new coal- and oil-fired power plants

Solar project locations challenged

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2012

Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club, and Natural Resources Defense Council filed a pair of lawsuits against the Department of Interior in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California March 26 challenging a utility-scale solar project planned for public lands in California’s Mojave Desert

California offset regime challenged

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2012

On March 28, the Citizens Lobby and Our Children’s Earth filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court in San Francisco challenging the validity and enforceability of the California Air Resources Board’s offset projects allowed by the state Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (A.B. 32

Mercury limit litigation delay requested

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit July 20 asking the court to temporarily suspend litigation over mercury and air toxics standards for new power plants

Oral arguments on climate rules

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard two days of oral arguments last week in lawsuits challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s climate change regime

Air toxics challenges separated

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 9 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit severed challenges August 24 to the Environmental Protection Agency’s mercury and air toxics standards for power plants, separating arguments over the new source performance standards set by the agency from other challenges to the regulation

GHG permitting challenged

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2012

The American Petroleum Institute, American Fuel and Petrochemicals Manufacturers, National Association of Manufacturers, and the National Oilseed Processors Association filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit September 10 challenging the third step of the Environmental Protection Agency’s tailoring rule

Air toxics determination challenged

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2012

During oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit September 12, the Sierra Club asked the court to vacate the Environmental Protection Agency’s determination that it had satisfied Clean Air Act requirements to reduce emissions of certain air toxics

TX standing questioned

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2012

The Clean Air Task Force, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Sierra Club intervened on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency in a September 7 brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit