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Haze rule
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 8 2012

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia approved a consent decree March 30 setting deadlines for the Environmental Protection Agency to take action on state or federal plans to reduce regional haze in 37 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands


CSaPR litigation expedited
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ordered an expedited briefing schedule January 18 to litigate issues over the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule


CA fuel standard legal battle
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

The California Air Resources Board, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund, and Conservation Law Foundation filed an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit January 5 to overturn a federal district court decision that temporarily blocked the state from implementing its low-carbon fuel standard


CA portable equipment ruling
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

The California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District ruled December 27 that the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District has the authority to determine whether a statewide registration for portable equipment is valid, and if not, to require that the owner obtain a local permit


Cross-state rule delayed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

On December 30, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia temporarily blocked the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which was slated to go into effect January 1, leaving an existing air pollution reduction program in place for the next several months


Truck makers challenge Navistar-specific rule
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 12 2012

On February 7 and 8, Mack Trucks Inc., Volvo Group North America LLC, Daimler Trucks North America LLC, and Detroit Diesel Corp. filed petitions for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s interim final rule that specifically allows Navistar Inc. to pay non-conformance penalties in order to continue producing heavy-duty, 2012 and 2013 model-year diesel engines that exceed nitrogen oxides limits


Ethanol waiver lawsuit
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit questioned industry groups during oral argument April 17 to explain how they were harmed by Environmental Protection Agency waivers allowing gasoline to contain up to 15 percent ethanol, and whether they had standing to bring the challenges


Heavy-duty truck standards challenged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 13 2011

Delta Construction Co., Dalton Trucking Inc., Southern California Contractors Association, and California Dump Truck Owners Association filed a petition for review November 4 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the first greenhouse gas emissions requirements for heavy-duty trucks


Ethanol survey
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 29 2012

According to the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, and the American Coalition for Ethanol, ethanol producers announced April 23 that they will fund a nationwide fuel survey of 160,000 gas stations, the last Environmental Protection Agency Requirement they face to move forward with E15 gasoline


CA court ruling bolsters air quality exemptions
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 17 2012

The California Supreme Court limited June 14 the number of lawsuits challenging local agency decisions exempting proposed projects from California Environmental Quality Act requirements