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Canada, US and Mexico support new regulation of HFCs
  • Torys LLP
  • USA, Canada, Mexico
  • October 5 2009

The United States, Canada and Mexico have proposed using the Montreal Protocol an international treaty that limits the use of the ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons to also limit emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent GHGs


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


California agency withdraws endorsements of offset protocols
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2010

California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) recently withdrew its approval of four offset protocols Forestry Protocols Versions 2.1 & 3.0, Manure Digester Protocol Version 2.1 and Urban Forestry Protocol Version 1.0 (the offset protocols) that had previously been issued by the state-created Climate Action Reserve


Shareholders file resolutions on climate change disclosure
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 15 2010

As of March 4, 2010, a coalition of institutional investors and environmental groups, led by Ceres and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, has filed 95 shareholder resolutions relating to the climate change disclosure of 82 U.S. and Canadian companies, including coal, electric power and oil producers, house builders, big box retailers and financial institutions


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


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


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


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


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