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Court decision does not impact boiler MACT sources
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency said January 12 that no sources will be affected by a U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia order vacating the agency’s decision to delay the date of the Boiler MACT rule


CA low-carbon fuel standard
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 29 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled April 23 that enforcement of California’s low-carbon fuel standard could continue pending the state’s appeal of a district court ruling that the measure is unconstitutional


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


Environmental groups sue for new source pollution standards
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 27 2011

On November 17, WildEarth Guardians, the Sierra Club, the Environmental Integrity Project, and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to force the Environmental Protection Agency to act on a June 2010 petition requesting regulation of emissions of methane and other pollutants from coal mines


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


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 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


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