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Sierra Club seeks to vacate affirmative defenses under Clean Air Act for unavoidable malfunctions
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2014

This month, the Sierra Club filed a petition for review challenging certain provisions of nine EPA rules that provide for affirmative defenses


Fifth District decides significant CEQA air qualityhealth impact analysis and mitigation issues in Sierra Club v. County of Fresno
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • June 16 2014

In a lengthy and scholastic published opinion filed May 27, 2014, the Fifth District Court of Appeal reversed and remanded the trial court's decision


Environmental groups urge EPA to limit air pollution from fracking activities near urban areas
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2014

This week Earthjustice, the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council and 61 others filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection


In re: La Paloma Energy Center, LLC, 2014 WL 1066556 (EPA Env. Appeals Bd., Mar. 14, 2014)
  • Schiff Hardin LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2014

On April 28, 2014, Jane Montgomery and David Loring presented the three cases at a U.S. Supreme Court energy and environmental case update hosted by


Energy & environment update February 10, 2014 - Environmental Protection Agency
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • February 10 2014

The Sierra Club announced February 3 its intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over 57 areas that allegedly do not meet the ozone air


D.C. Circuit rulings affect EPA hazardous air pollutant regulations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2012

Two recent D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decisions affect the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) air toxics regulatory program


EPA faces suits over state haze plans as it awaits decision on petition for rehearing on cross-state air pollution ruling
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

As discussed previously in this blog, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ("D.C. Circuit") vacated the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (the "Transport Rule") on August 21, 2012, in EME Homer City Generation, LP v. Environmental Protection Agency, et. al, Case No. 11-1302


Federal court vacates EPA decision to delay boiler emission rules
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has vacated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) decision to delay the effective date of revised air pollution standards for boilers and incinerators, ruling that the delay was unlawful


Fracking - key legal trends for companies to watch
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2011

As the pace of natural gas and oil drilling in unconventional plays increases, the industry continues to be faced with a broad suite of environmentally-related legal concerns


President Obama returns ozone rule to EPA
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2011

On Friday, September 2, 2011, Cass Sunstein, of the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, returned the draft final rule, "Reconsideration of the 2008 Ozone Primary and Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards," to EPA with the statement that the President does not support finalizing the rule at this time