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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


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


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


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. Senate releases climate change bill, and other recent developments
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • October 5 2009

On October 1, 2009, the U.S. Senate released a draft energy and climate change bill known as the Kerry-Boxer bill after its sponsors Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer


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


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