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Energy & environment update - November 24 2014
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Australia, Canada, China, European Union, France, Global, India, USA
  • November 24 2014

Prior to recessing for the Thanksgiving holiday, the House and Senate both took several votes and introduced numerous pieces of legislation on energy


Harper letter to Obama
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, USA
  • September 9 2013

According to a September 6 CBC report, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper sent a letter to President Obama in late August pledging joint action


RGGI compliance
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, USA
  • June 10 2012

A June 4 report released by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative says that of the 211 power plants subject to RGGI’s requirements, only five were not in compliance as a result of their failure to have allowances for all of their carbon dioxide emissions


NA Leaders’ Summit
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, Mexico, USA
  • April 8 2012

President Obama hosted Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderone April 2 for the North American Leaders’ Summit


RGGI states reduce CO2
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, USA
  • August 12 2012

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative published a report August 6 finding that member states have been able to reduce CO2 emissions and meet their energy needs without buying more power from outside the region


WCI offsets review and approval
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, USA
  • February 26 2012

The Western Climate Initiative released final recommendations February 22 for the review and approval of greenhouse gas emissions offset projects under a regional emissions trading program involving California and four Canadian provinces


Ontario requires U.S. pollution reduction
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, USA
  • May 6 2012

Ontario submitted a friend of the court brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit May 1, contending that areas of the province near the U.S. border cannot meet their ozone air quality standard because of power plant pollution that crosses into Canada


EU fails to label Canadian crude
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, USA
  • February 26 2012

A European Commission committee failed February 23 to approve a proposal to label crude oil from Canada’s oil sands as 22.3 percent more polluting than conventional crude


Keystone support
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, USA
  • February 24 2013

During a February 19 briefing at the National Association of Manufacturers, Alex Pourbaix, president of TransCanada's oil pipelines and energy


Heitkamp to Canada
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, USA
  • August 26 2013

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) visited Alberta, Canada August 20 to 22 to promote the Keystone XL pipeline