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West Coast coal exports
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency sent a letter recently to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland, Oregon, district office, calling on the corps to conduct a cumulative environmental analysis of exporting large quantities of coal as it reviews an Ambre Energy North America application for a permit to build a facility on the Columbia River


Energy and climate debate - April 22, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2012

The House and Senate returned from their two-week recess last week, resumed the budget battle in earnest, and advanced a transportation reauthorization one-step further


Domestic fuel protection hearing
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2012

During an April 19 hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, fuel manufacturers and retailers expressed support for the Domestic Fuels Protection Act of 2012 (H.R. 4345


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

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized its first air pollutions for hydraulic fracking April 17, at the same time announcing that they will not require industry to use key pollution control equipment until 2015


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

House Republicans introduced a quartet of bills April 18 that will receive a hearing before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources


China criticizes US renewable subsidies
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • China, USA
  • June 3 2012

On May 24, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced preliminarily findings that improper incentives for wind, solar, and hydroelectric energy producers are available in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, and Washington


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


Senate Finance hearing on tax reform and energy policy
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 10 2012

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing June 12 on the impact of tax reform on the nation’s energy policy


AZ-NM transmission line
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 3 2012

The Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management released its draft environmental review May 30 of the proposed 500-mile, 3GW SunZia transmission line that would stretch across Arizona and New Mexico


EnergyGuide revisions
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 3 2012

On May 31, the Federal Trade Commission released a notice seeking public comments on several EnergyGuide label changes being considered for residential furnaces, central air conditioners, and heat pumps