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Black carbon action urged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Canada
  • May 15 2011

A ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council ended May 12 with a final declaration that urged unilateral action by Arctic countries to limit black carbon and other short-lived climate forcers


$1 trillion in upgrades needed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, Mexico, USA
  • June 5 2011

The Fraser Institute released a report May 30 that concluded that North America’s electricity infrastructure needs close to $1 trillion in investment over the next decade to meet the growing needs of Canada, the United States, and Mexico


Electric reliability enforcer forecasts positive scenario
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, USA
  • June 5 2011

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation released a reliability assessment May 31 that projected that summer demand for electricity in the United States and Canada will increase by 10,000 MW, or 1.2 percent, to 851,879 MW


WTO dispute talks seat
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, European Union, Japan, USA
  • September 8 2011

The United States requested August 29 to become an observer at the World Trade Organization dispute settlement talks with the European Union, Japan, and Canada regarding a challenge filed by the EU and Japan against a green energy program in Canada, citing trade interests


NV Governor opposes Keystone
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, USA
  • September 8 2011

Citing water concerns, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman (R) sent letters August 31 to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging them to deny a permit for TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas


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


NA mercury down
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, USA
  • March 18 2012

In an update of the Montreal-based trinational agency’s Tacking Stock online pollutant database, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation said March 15 that mercury emissions from the North American electricity sector fell 26 percent between 2006 and 2009


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 compliance
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA, Canada
  • 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


Senators seek fresh Keystone XL environmental review
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, USA
  • October 16 2011

On October 14, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) asked the State Department to begin a fresh environmental review for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which if completed will carry tar sands crude from Alberta to the gulf coast