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Environmental groups support EPA GHG ruling
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 28 2011

On August 25, ClientEarth, America's Great Waters Coalition, and the Union of Concerned Scientists filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit supporting EPA’s finding that GHG emissions from vehicles threaten inland and coastal waterways


Maintenance for selective catalytic reduction challenged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

Navistar filed a petition for review March 2 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of new emissions related maintenance and scheduled maintenance intervals related to selective catalytic reduction technology in vehicles


Nuclear waste fund ruling
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 3 2012

On June 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the Energy Department has not provided sufficient justification for continued payments by nuclear utilities, totaling $750 million a year, into the Nuclear Waste Fund to pay for management of high-level radioactive waste


Cross-state rule challenged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 18 2011

Luminant Energy, the largest power generator in Texas, filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s final Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, and asking that the court invalidate the rule as it applies to Texas, seeking a stay of the rule while the lawsuit is pending


Tailpipe rule defended
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 11 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency filed a brief September 1 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in defense of its tailpipe rule


Court rules with insurance company on GHG emissions claim
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 18 2011

On September 16, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that Steadfast Insurance Co. had no duty to defend or cover AES Corp. in a lawsuit the company is fighting in Native Village of Kivalina, Alaska over damages from greenhouse gas emissions, because there was no “occurrence” under AES’s policy language


Biomass delay challenged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 25 2011

The Natural Resources Defense Council filed suit September 19 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit against the Environmental Protection Agency


NM utility appeals retrofit mandate
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 25 2011

The Public Service Company of New Mexico filed a petition for review of an Environmental Protection Agency rule September 16 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


Ozone decision challenged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 16 2011

The American Lung Association, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Appalachian Mountain Club filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit October 11 challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to not adopt more stringent ozone air quality standards


Utility MACT challenged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 16 2011

The Utility Air Regulatory Group and 25 states petitioned the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia October 7 to postpone until 2012 the deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a final rule requiring power plants to control toxic emissions