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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


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


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


Cross-state rule defended
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 11 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit a defense, saying that critics of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule have grossly exaggerated claims that the regulation will require significant emissions reductions on January 1


Court denies utility MACT delay
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 30 2011

On October 24, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied an industry groups request to postpone for one year the Environmental Protection Agency’s deadline for issuing the utility most achievable control technology standards


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


Biomass permit exemption challenged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 21 2011

Georgia Forestwatch, Wild Virginia, the Center for Biological Diversity, Conservation Law Foundation, and Natural Resources Council of Maine filed a lawsuit August 15 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, challenging a rule that exempts facilities burning biomass from the requirement to obtain greenhouse gas emissions permits for three years


CA Supreme Court validates Clean Water Act use
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 21 2011

The California Supreme Court unanimously held August 15 that regulators did not violate the Clean Water Act by applying a cost-benefit standard to determine whether the Moss Landing Power Plant’s cooling water design reflected the best available technology to protect fish and other aquatic organisms


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


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