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Weighing the costs and benefits of cost-benefit analysis
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2013

I have previously posted about Cass Sunstein's efforts to bring cost-benefit analysis to government regulation. On Friday, E&E News reported on


One small step for EPA greenhouse gas regulation?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2010

Yesterday, EPA Administrator Jackson issued a letter to Senator Jay Rockefeller responding to certain questions regarding EPA regulation of GHGs under existing Clean Air Act authority, including promulgation of the so-called "Tailoring Rule", describing how stationary source regulation under the existing PSD program would be phased-in once GHGs are subject to regulation


An update on EPA GHG regulation under existing authority
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2010

The uncertainty surrounding EPA regulation of GHG emissions under existing Clean Air Act authority was driven home for me last week when the same conference resulted in two diametrically opposed headlines in the trade press


Law suit filed to challenge endangerment filing
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2010

Earlier this week, the Southeastern Legal Foundation filed a petition for review of the EPA Endangerment Finding with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals


More pressure from Congress on EPA GHG regulation
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2010

Late last week, Senate and House Democrats piled more pressure on EPA's efforts to regulate greenhouse gases under existing Clean Air Act authority


SEC issues climate change disclosure interpretive release
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2010

For those of you who missed it, the SEC finally issued an interpretive release last week clarifying public company disclosure obligations concerning climate change


The CEQ issues draft Guidance on consideration of climate change under NEPA
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2010

Late last week, the CEQ issued its long-awaited draft Guidance on how to factor climate change into NEPA reviews


Trouble for climate change public nuisance litigation?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2010

To date, the only circuit courts that have reviewed public nuisance claims related to climate change, the Second Circuit, in American Electric Power, and the Fifth Circuit, in Comer v. Murphy Oil, have ruled that such suits can proceed


Bad day at Black (Coal) Rock
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2010

Last week, I noted that Gina McCarthy, EPA's Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, suggested that, in the short run, the most significant pressure on inefficient energy sources would come, not from climate change legislation or from EPA GHG regulations, but instead from all of the conventional pollutant regulations that EPA expects to promulgate that will make use of coal much more expensive


EPA finalizes reconsideration of Johnson Memo: confirms no stationary source GHG regulation before January 2011
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2010

EPA has finally issued its formal reconsideration of the Johnson Memo