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Senate introduces energy bill without cap-and-trade provisions; rejects proposal to restrict EPA regulations
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2010

U.S. Senate Republicans have introduced a bill, the Practical Energy and Climate Plan, that would reduce U.S. GHG emissions through a variety of energy-efficiency initiatives, renewable fuel standards and loan guarantees for nuclear power plants, among other things


New limits on vehicle GHG emissions
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2010

On April 1, 2010, the U.S. federal government issued final rules for regulating the fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of passenger cars, medium-duty passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks


Californian low carbon fuel standard challenged
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2010

On February 2, 2010, the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA) and three other parties filed suit against the California Air Resources Board for the state’s implementation of a low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) that requires a 10 reduction in the carbon intensity of the state’s transportation fuels by 2020


U.S. House issues bill to prevent EPA regulation of GHG emissions
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2010

On February 2, 2010, two Democrats and one Republican proposed a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating GHG emissions under the federal Clean Air Act


Commission issues guidance on climate change disclosure
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2010

On January 27, 2010, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued new guidance to clarify how existing securities laws may require publicly traded companies to disclose material impacts and opportunities related to climate change


Proposal to reduce use of HFCs
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, Mexico, USA
  • May 14 2010

In April 2010, representatives of Canada, Mexico and the United States retabled their proposal under the Montreal Protocol for a gradual reduction of global production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), chemicals commonly used in refrigeration equipment


EPA revises greenhouse gas reporting rule
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed amendments to its Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule


EPA indicates no regulation of stationary source GHG emissions until 2011
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2010

The U.S. EPA has decided that it will not be regulating GHG emissions from stationary sources, such as industrial facilities, until at least January 1, 2011


Environmental Protection Agency proposes GHG permitting requirements
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2010

On August 12, 2010, the U.S. EPA published two proposals to implement its final GHG Tailoring Rule


Western Climate Initiative releases Program Design document
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • August 31 2010

The Western Climate Initiative recently released its program design document (the Program Design), setting out how the WCI will implement its plans to establish aregional cap-and-trade system by January 1, 2012