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MA upholds wind purchase agreement
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court upheld a 15 year power purchase agreement between Cape Wind and National Grid December 28


EPSA challenges compensation method
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

The Electric Power Supply Association asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit December 23 to review a March 2011 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rule that requires compensation for demand response programs that are aimed at reducing the demand for wholesale electricity during peak hours


Controls for SW plants sought
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 25 2012

The National Parks Conservation Association and Diné CARE, a Navajo tribal environmental group, filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief March 19 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to require modern pollution controls for two power plants in Arizona and New Mexico


New-build issues severed and expedited in MATS challenge
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

June 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted White Stallion Energy Center LLC, Sunflower Electric Power Corp., Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc., Power4Georgians LLC, Deseret Power Electric Cooperative, and Tenaska Trailblazer Partners LLC’s collective motion to sever issues specific to new coal-fired power plants from a host of other complaints covered under their suit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's mercury and air toxics standards


Cement standard updates
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Responding to a December 2011 U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruling, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed changes June 25 to its 2010 air standards for the Portland cement manufacturing industry


VT nuke block attempt didn’t exhaust admin remedies
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled June 26 that Vermont cannot block a 20-year license renewal for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station on the basis of a Clean Water Act procedural requirement after the state failed to exhaust its administrative remedies at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission


Bird information sought
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The American Bird Conservancy filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia June 26


MD renewable credit fraud
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

A federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland convicted June 25 Rodney Hailey of Perry Hall, MD, in connection with a scheme in which he sold $9 million in renewable fuel credits that he falsely claimed were produced by his company, Clean Green Fuel, LLC


Federal appeals court rules against NRC on waste confidence rule
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 10 2012

In a case brought against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by New York, Vermont, Connecticut, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Riverkeeper Inc., and the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled on June 8 that the commission did not conduct a sufficiently thorough analysis of its rule determining that spent nuclear fuel could be safely stored at power plans for as long as 60 years beyond a reactor’s license


CA accord with NRG challenged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 3 2012

ECOtotality Inc., a San Francisco-based company that installs electric vehicle charging systems, filed a lawsuit in the California Court of Appeals First Appellate District May 25 challenging the $120 million settlement California agreed to with NRG Energy earlier this year, which is designed in part to help fund the development of electric car charging facilities throughout the state