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MA upholds wind purchase agreement
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court upheld a 15 year power purchase agreement between Cape Wind and National Grid December 28


VA climate case rehearing
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 5 2012

Virginia’s Supreme Court ordered a new hearing in a lawsuit January 17 in which the court previously decided that an insurance carrier did not have a duty to defend an energy company being sued for its alleged contribution to climate change


Court decision does not impact boiler MACT sources
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency said January 12 that no sources will be affected by a U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia order vacating the agency’s decision to delay the date of the Boiler MACT rule


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


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


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


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


Ethanol survey
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 29 2012

According to the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, and the American Coalition for Ethanol, ethanol producers announced April 23 that they will fund a nationwide fuel survey of 160,000 gas stations, the last Environmental Protection Agency Requirement they face to move forward with E15 gasoline


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