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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


Court denies utility MACT delay
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 30 2011

On October 24, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied an industry groups request to postpone for one year the Environmental Protection Agency’s deadline for issuing the utility most achievable control technology standards


Cross-state rule defended
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 11 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit a defense, saying that critics of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule have grossly exaggerated claims that the regulation will require significant emissions reductions on January 1


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


Oral arguments scheduled
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 29 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ordered January 20 that it will hear oral arguments April 13 in cases challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule


CARB clears hurdle
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 11 2011

On December 6, a California Superior Court Judge Ernest Goldsmith in San Francisco approved an expanded environmental analysis of the state’s strategy for implementing climate policies, removing one legal block to the state’s economy-wide cap and trade program


Mountaintop mine permit authority
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 25 2012

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled March 23 that the Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority by revoking permits for what could now become West Virginia’s largest mountaintop removal mine


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


Different aspects of EPA cement kiln rules defended
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 31 2011

On July 22, in briefs filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging EPA’s new cement kiln standards, environmental groups are defending the EPA’s air pollution standards, while industry is supporting the agency's decision not to require GHG controls