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Failure to Consider Downstream GHG Emissions Results in Remand of FERC Pipeline Approval
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • USA
  • November 6 2017

On August 22, 2017, a divided D.C. Circuit panel sided with the Sierra Club and other environmental groups by concluding that the Federal Energy


D.C. Circuit Upholds FERC’s Limited Impacts Analysis in NEPA Documents Addressing Greenhouse Gases
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2016

On June 28, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a pair of decisions upholding the Federal Energy Regulatory


LNG Global Impacts Not FERC’s Problem in Freeport and Sabine Pass Cases
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2016

In companion cases, on June 28 the DC Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in its environmental impacts


Environmental group sues San Diego County over GHG standards
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2012

The Sierra Club has sued San Diego County to challenge its approval of greenhouse gas (GHG) review standards and a climate action plan.


Sierra Club sues San Diego over climate measures
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • July 29 2012

The Sierra Club filed a lawsuit in the California Superior Court for the County of San Diego July 20 challenging San Diego County’s approval of greenhouse gas review standards and a climate action plan.


Legal challenge to Avenal Energy project's PSD permit filed with the Ninth Circuit
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2011

On November 3, 2011, the proposed Avenal Energy Project, a 600-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant proposed in the city of Avenal near Kettleman City in Kings County, California, encountered another legal challenge to providing electricity to the southern San Joaquin Valley.


Federal court refuses to dismiss challenge to EPA’s delay of boiler emissions rule
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2011

A federal court in the District of Columbia has rejected EPA’s argument that a challenge to the agency’s delay in promulgating the boiler emissions rule should have been brought in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.


KDHE grants unprecedented stay of final air permit for proposed coal-fired facility
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2011

In an order issued on July 20, 2011, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) granted a stay of the 18-month construction period provided for in the final air permit issued to an 895-megawatt coal-fired facility proposed by Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to be built in Holcomb, Kansas.


California Cap & Trade challenge final order issued
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2011

On Friday, May 20, 2011, Judge Goldsmith of San Francisco Supreme Court issued a final order (PDF) with respect to a lawsuit challenging the environmental review of the Cap and Trade regulations created under California's AB 32 Greenhouse Gas statute and the associated Scoping Plan.


MI plant permit contested
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • May 15 2011

The Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council asked a Michigan circuit court May 11 to review the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's issuance of an air permit for the expansion of a coal-fired power plant, alleging the permit did not comply with federal regulations requiring that modification permits address GHG emissions.