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No GHG regs through ESA
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 24 2011

Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit said October 17 that the Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service may not use the Endangered Species Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions


States file in favor of CSAPR
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 24 2011

On October 19, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seeking permission to intervene in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule


FAA ordered to review earlier Cape Wind environmental findings
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 30 2011

On October 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration must review potential hazards of the proposed Cape Wind project off the coast of Massachusetts after failing to follow its own internal procedures in the initial review


EPA rules challenged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 24 2011

A coalition of industry groups and states argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit October 17 that the Environmental Protection Agency used an absurd construction of the Clean Air Act to make its climate change endangerment finding


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


Environmental groups support EPA GHG ruling
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 28 2011

On August 25, ClientEarth, America's Great Waters Coalition, and the Union of Concerned Scientists filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit supporting EPA’s finding that GHG emissions from vehicles threaten inland and coastal waterways


EPA defends GHG findings in court
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 21 2011

On August 18, EPA filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit arguing that the agency adhered strictly to Section 202(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act’s guidelines for science-based decision-making in determining that GHG emissions from vehicles endanger public health and the environment


Efficiency standards challenge rejected
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 21 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit refused 2-1 August 16 to block a final rule by the Department of Energy setting the first energy efficiency standards for small electric motors


Ozone decision challenged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 16 2011

The American Lung Association, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Appalachian Mountain Club filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit October 11 challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to not adopt more stringent ozone air quality standards


Utility MACT challenged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 16 2011

The Utility Air Regulatory Group and 25 states petitioned the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia October 7 to postpone until 2012 the deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a final rule requiring power plants to control toxic emissions