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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


NAM challenges GHG limit case
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 6 2011

The National Association of Manufacturers and the federal government petitioned the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California last week to defeat a public trust claim that seeks a court order to force federal agencies to take steps to limit greenhouse gas emissions


Cross-state rule challenged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 16 2011

Power companies, states, municipalities, and industry groups filed another 23 lawsuits challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule for power plants by the October 7 deadline


EU court confirms inclusion of international airlines in ETS
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • January 8 2012

The European Union’s Court of Justice ruled December 21 that an attempt by United States airline operators to avoid inclusion in the EU’s Emissions Trading System is invalid and not justified by international law or specific agreements between the two parties


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


Ozone suits
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 26 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed a lawsuit February 17 challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision not to adopt more stringent ozone air quality standards, saying that it does not have jurisdiction over the agency’s decision to abandon plans to establish more protective standards


Oral arguments on climate rules
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 4 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard two days of oral arguments last week in lawsuits challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s climate change regime


Aircraft lead regulation urged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

Friends of the Earth filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia March 7 to compel the Environmental Protection Agency to respond to a 2006 petition asking the agency to find that lead from general aviation aircraft endangers public health and the environment and should be regulated


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


Court rules on Texas, EPA lawsuits
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 4 2011

On December 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an order allowing lawsuits challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's takeover of Texas greenhouse gas permitting can go ahead without waiting for resolutions in separate cases challenging the EPA's GHG endangerment finding, car and truck emissions standards, and a rule limiting greenhouse gas permitting to the largest industrial sources