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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


Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 13 2012

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia questioned May 9 whether Vermont exhausted its administrative remedies before suing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission over a new 20-year nuclear power plant license for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station


Haze rule
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 8 2012

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia approved a consent decree March 30 setting deadlines for the Environmental Protection Agency to take action on state or federal plans to reduce regional haze in 37 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands


Environmental groups sue for new source pollution standards
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 27 2011

On November 17, WildEarth Guardians, the Sierra Club, the Environmental Integrity Project, and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to force the Environmental Protection Agency to act on a June 2010 petition requesting regulation of emissions of methane and other pollutants from coal mines


EPSA challenges compensation method
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

The Electric Power Supply Association asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit December 23 to review a March 2011 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rule that requires compensation for demand response programs that are aimed at reducing the demand for wholesale electricity during peak hours


CA fuel standard legal battle
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

The California Air Resources Board, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund, and Conservation Law Foundation filed an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit January 5 to overturn a federal district court decision that temporarily blocked the state from implementing its low-carbon fuel standard


CA portable equipment ruling
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

The California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District ruled December 27 that the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District has the authority to determine whether a statewide registration for portable equipment is valid, and if not, to require that the owner obtain a local permit


Cross-state rule delayed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

On December 30, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia temporarily blocked the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which was slated to go into effect January 1, leaving an existing air pollution reduction program in place for the next several months


CA low-carbon fuel standard
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 29 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled April 23 that enforcement of California’s low-carbon fuel standard could continue pending the state’s appeal of a district court ruling that the measure is unconstitutional


Ethanol exemption arguments heard
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 19 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral arguments February 13 in lawsuits challenging an Environmental Protection Agency rule exempting some ethanol facilities from a requirement to demonstrate that they reduce lifecycle greenhouse gases