The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted a petition August 26 to extend the appeals deadline for a ruling that vacated the Environmental Protection Agency exemption of biomass-burning industries from greenhouse gas permitting requirements. Groups from the forest industry, including the American Forest & Paper Association, asked the court to extend the deadline after the Supreme Court determines if it will consider cases involving greenhouse gas rules. The appeals court vacated the 2011 rule in July.