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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


OH BAT ruling
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 3 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled May 25 that a citizen suit to compel the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to enforce a Clean Air Act requirement to limit pollution from new and modified sources is without legal standing


Judge orders particulate matter rule
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 3 2012

On May 31, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia gave the Environmental Protection Agency until June 7 to finalize a proposed rule setting air pollution standards for particulate matter, citing the lack of a reasonable explanation for the length of the rulemaking process


Nuclear waste fund ruling
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 3 2012

On June 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the Energy Department has not provided sufficient justification for continued payments by nuclear utilities, totaling $750 million a year, into the Nuclear Waste Fund to pay for management of high-level radioactive waste


Federal appeals court rules against NRC on waste confidence rule
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 10 2012

In a case brought against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by New York, Vermont, Connecticut, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Riverkeeper Inc., and the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled on June 8 that the commission did not conduct a sufficiently thorough analysis of its rule determining that spent nuclear fuel could be safely stored at power plans for as long as 60 years beyond a reactor’s license


CA accord with NRG challenged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 3 2012

ECOtotality Inc., a San Francisco-based company that installs electric vehicle charging systems, filed a lawsuit in the California Court of Appeals First Appellate District May 25 challenging the $120 million settlement California agreed to with NRG Energy earlier this year, which is designed in part to help fund the development of electric car charging facilities throughout the state


Tribe opposes wind project
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 27 2012

The Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation filed a complaint May 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California seeking to overturn the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management’s recent approval of the Ocotillo Wind Energy Project


Particulates rule sent to OMB
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 3 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency told the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia May 30 that the it sent a proposed rule that would set air pollution standards for particulate matter to the White House Office of Management and Budget May 29 for interagency review


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

During oral arguments May 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit questioned the Environmental Protection Agency about why it did not provide for notice and comment on an interim final rule that allows Navistar Inc. to produce heavy-duty diesel engines that exceed nitrogen oxides limits if it pays nonconformance penalties


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