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EPA's proposed rule regarding treatment of startups, shutdowns, and malfunctions under the Clean Air Act
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • May 1 2013

On February 22, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") published a proposed rule entitled Response to Petition for Rulemaking

Lawsuit challenges federal government's use of fuel from oil sands
  • Jones Day
  • USA, Canada
  • November 1 2010

The Sierra Club and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy have sued the U.S. Department of Defense in federal court to stop the military from purchasing fuels derived from the oil sands of western Canada.

Environmental advocacy group argues that California Environmental Quality Act requires project-specific climate change analysis
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • October 26 2009

In August 2009, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed three lawsuits, one each in the California counties of Tehama, Lassen, and Tuolumne, against the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, alleging that the Department violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by approving Sierra Pacific Industries' clear-cutting timber harvest plans without requiring a project-specific analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions that would result from the clear-cutting.

Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy Corp.: the NSR enforcement cases march forward
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • April 19 2007

In early April 2007, the United States Supreme Court in Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy Corp., No. 05-848 (U.S. April 2, 2007), thwarted, at least temporarily, industry efforts to halt the federal government's New Source Review ("NSR") enforcement initiative.