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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


U.S EPA releases endangerment finding
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2010

On December 7, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two findings regarding greenhouse gases under the federal Clean Air Act


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


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


Circuit court allows climate change nuisance claim
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

On October 16, 2009, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that certain residents and owners of property along the Mississippi Gulf coast had standing to assert public and private nuisance, trespass, and negligence claims against several energy, oil and chemical companies for their GHG emissions


U.S. issues final GHG reporting rule
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

On October 30, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Final Rule on the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases


Waxman-Markey bill passes US House of Representatives
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • July 3 2009

On June 26, 2009, in a 219-212 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES), the climate change bill sponsored by Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass


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


California and the Western Climate Initiative takes the spotlight
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • September 30 2010

Regional cap-and-trade initiatives have returned to the spotlight after U.S. Senate leaders indefinitely postponed efforts to pass a comprehensive federal climate change bill