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New developments in the United States
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2009

On March 31, 2009, U.S. House Representatives Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released their discussion draft, “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009” (ACES


Recent developments in the Western Climate Initiative
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 6 2009

On February 19, 2009, the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), an initiative of several U.S. states and Canadian provinces to establish a regional greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade system by 2012, released its 2009-2010 Work Plan


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


GHG emissions to be considered in New York environmental assessments
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2009

According to a recent announcement by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), a new policy that becomes effective on August 15, 2009 will require GHG emissions to be included in New York’s environmental review of large-scale projects


Western Climate Initiative solicits comments on offset criteria
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • August 6 2009

On July 24, 2009, the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) released a discussion paper titled Offset Definition and Eligibility Criteria, which will be available for public comment until August 21, 2009


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


Solicitor General files brief in climate change nuisance suit
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

On August 24, the Solicitor General of the United States filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court asserting that a decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to recognize a claim of public nuisance caused by the GHG emissions of six electrical utilities should be vacated and remanded for further consideration


EPA begins regulating stationary-source GHG emissions
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2011

On January 2, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act for major new and modified GHG emitters took effect