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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


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
  • February 12 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a schedule for oral arguments February 8 in several lawsuits challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’ greenhouse gas regulations


Continuing legal challenges to CSAPR
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 12 2012

On February 9, the labor and industry plaintiffs challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit filed a brief arguing that the rule disregarded the actual “significant contribution” of a state to downwind air quality impairment, while separately, states and local governments also challenging the rule filed briefs claiming that the agency inappropriately usurped state power while implementing the rule


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


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


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


Environmental justice groups oppose California emissions trading program
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 7 2011

The California Supreme Court was asked by the Center for Race, Poverty and the Environment along with other environmental justice groups to terminate the proposed greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade program