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CA light rail ok’d

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 22 2012

A three-justice panel of the Court of Appeals for the Second Appellate District in California ruled last week that the authority building a light rail line connecting downtown Los Angeles with Santa Monica, the Board of the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority, did not violate the California Environmental Quality Act when it analyzed the impact of the project on traffic, air quality, and greenhouse gas emissions using as baseline conditions projected for 2030

Environmental justice groups oppose California emissions trading program

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

The California Supreme Court was asked by the Center for Race, Poverty and the Environment along with other environmental justice groups to terminate the proposed greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade program

Carmakers support mobile regs

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 9 2011

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Association of Global Automakers said in an amicus brief filed September 30 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that the Environmental Protection Agency is required under the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks after it determined that related emissions endanger the public

Mountaintop mine permit authority

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2012

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled March 23 that the Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority by revoking permits for what could now become West Virginia’s largest mountaintop removal mine

No GHG regs through ESA

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 24 2011

Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit said October 17 that the Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service may not use the Endangered Species Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

Biomass permitting delay defended

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit May 14 defending its decision to postpone greenhouse gas permitting for sources that burn biomass as art of its effort to phase in the permitting program beginning with the largest sources

New-build issues severed and expedited in MATS challenge

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

June 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted White Stallion Energy Center LLC, Sunflower Electric Power Corp., Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc., Power4Georgians LLC, Deseret Power Electric Cooperative, and Tenaska Trailblazer Partners LLC’s collective motion to sever issues specific to new coal-fired power plants from a host of other complaints covered under their suit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's mercury and air toxics standards

GHG arguments scheduled

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

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit scheduled last week oral arguments in three lawsuits challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas regulations for February 28 and 29

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

EPA defends GHG findings in court

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2011

On August 18, EPA filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit arguing that the agency adhered strictly to Section 202(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act’s guidelines for science-based decision-making in determining that GHG emissions from vehicles endanger public health and the environment