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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


Navistar case
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 20 2012

During oral arguments May 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit questioned the Environmental Protection Agency about why it did not provide for notice and comment on an interim final rule that allows Navistar Inc. to produce heavy-duty diesel engines that exceed nitrogen oxides limits if it pays nonconformance penalties


Biomass permitting delay defended
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 20 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit May 14 defending its decision to postpone greenhouse gas permitting for sources that burn biomass as art of its effort to phase in the permitting program beginning with the largest sources


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


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


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


New Mexico Supreme Court upholds right of state board to decide emissions rule
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 31 2011

New Mexico’s Supreme Court upheld an appellate court decision on GHG emissions sending the case to the State Environmental Improvement Board for resolution rather than have it play out in state courts


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


States oppose federal implementation plans
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 2 2011

Nebraska, Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on September 23 claiming that the Environmental Protection Agency inappropriately implemented the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule through federal implementation plans


CA light rail ok’d
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2012

A three-justice panel of the Court of Appeals for the Second Appellate District in California ruled last week that the authority building a light rail line connecting downtown Los Angeles with Santa Monica, the Board of the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority, did not violate the California Environmental Quality Act when it analyzed the impact of the project on traffic, air quality, and greenhouse gas emissions using as baseline conditions projected for 2030