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The New Administration’s Efforts to Deconstruct the Obama Climate Initiatives
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2017

President Trump is spearheading a government-wide roll back of Obama Era climate initiatives. The president and his EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt


Advanced Approaches to Stormwater Runoff Management Through Green Infrastructure
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2017

Green infrastructure refers to, among other things, the utilization of sustainable forestry and agriculture as elements of a cost-effective compliance


Biofuel Mandates Escape Current EPA Scrutiny
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2017

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a regulatory program administered by EPA that requires petroleum-based transportation fuel sold in the U.S. to


Confluence of Emissions Regulations Favor Renewable Energy Investment (Part 2)
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2016

In yesterday’s Part 1, we discussed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rules regulating emissions from existing and new stationary


EPA has no mandatory duty to find that lead emissions from general aviation gasoline cause or contribute to air pollution
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2013

Recently, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia held in Friends of the Earth v. EPA, D.D.C., No. 12-363, that the Environmental


Environmental advocacy group sues EPA to regulate emissions from aviation gasoline
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2012

As we mentioned in our October 19, 2011 post, “EPA Sets Its Regulatory Cross Hairs on Leaded Aviation Fuel,” an environmental advocacy group, Friends of the Earth, filed a 2006 petition asking EPA to find that lead emissions from the use of aviation gasoline (“Avgas”) in the general aviation sector endangers public health, and to regulate such emissions under the Clean Air Act.


EPA sets its regulatory cross hairs on leaded aviation fuel
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2011

Avgas (aviation gasoline), the last type of leaded fuel available on the U.S. market, has recently drawn the scrutiny of EPA.


Aircraft greenhouse gas emissions and EPA's endangerment finding
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2011

As a follow-up to our October 20, 2010 post entitled “Aviation Associations Denied Intervention into Environmental Lawsuit,” on July 5, 2011 the United States District Court for the District of Columbia refused to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to compel the Environmental Protection Agency to make an endangerment finding for greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft.


Aviation associations denied intervention into environmental lawsuit
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2011

In June 2010, a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief was filed by several environmental groups who request that the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) determine if greenhouse gasses (“GHGs”) from marine vessels, aircraft and other non-road vehicle sources “significantly contribute to air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare” (District of Columbia, C.A. 1:10-cv-00985).


EPA proposes guidelines for determining confidentiality of greenhouse gas emissions data
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2010

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published Proposed Confidentiality Determinations for Data Required Under the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule.