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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


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


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


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


Canadian and US officials continue Clean Energy Dialogue
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • October 5 2009

On September 16, 2009, Environment Minister Jim Prentice and his American counterpart, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, presented their first Report to Leaders on the Canada-U.S. Clean Energy Dialogue


U.S. requires GHG reporting of large emitters
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2009

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized a reporting rule that will require any entity that emits 25,000 tons of CO2e or more a year to collect data on its 2010 emissions and to report this information to the EPA in the first quarter of 2011


Environment minister continues to espouse Canada-U.S. cooperation
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • December 8 2009

On November 13, 2009, Environment Minister Jim Prentice reiterated the federal government’s plans to work toward harmonized Canada-U.S. action on 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