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Californian low carbon fuel standard challenged
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2010

On February 2, 2010, the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA) and three other parties filed suit against the California Air Resources Board for the state’s implementation of a low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) that requires a 10 reduction in the carbon intensity of the state’s transportation fuels by 2020


Commission issues guidance on climate change disclosure
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2010

On January 27, 2010, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued new guidance to clarify how existing securities laws may require publicly traded companies to disclose material impacts and opportunities related to climate change


Circuit court allows climate change nuisance claim
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

On October 16, 2009, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that certain residents and owners of property along the Mississippi Gulf coast had standing to assert public and private nuisance, trespass, and negligence claims against several energy, oil and chemical companies for their GHG emissions


U.S. issues final GHG reporting rule
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

On October 30, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Final Rule on the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases


Climate change shareholder resolutions increasing
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2009

The non-profit groups Ceres and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility recently issued a report concluding that shareholder resolutions on the issue of climate change are increasing in frequency and success


North American leaders agree to cooperate on climate change
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, Mexico, USA
  • September 11 2009

On August 10, 2009, at a North American summit in Guadalajara, Mexico, the leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada issued a joint declaration that committed their three countries to work together on climate change and clean energy issues


Environment minister continues to espouse Canada-U.S. cooperation
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • December 8 2009

On November 13, 2009, Environment Minister Jim Prentice reiterated the federal government’s plans to work toward harmonized Canada-U.S. action on climate change


U.S. House issues bill to prevent EPA regulation of GHG emissions
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2010

On February 2, 2010, two Democrats and one Republican proposed a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating GHG emissions under the federal Clean Air Act


U.S. court allows climate change nuisance claim
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • September 25 2009

On September 21, 2009, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that U.S. federal courts can decide common law actions that allege private emitters of greenhouse gases (GHGs) are liable for creating a public nuisance


EPA indicates no regulation of stationary source GHG emissions until 2011
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2010

The U.S. EPA has decided that it will not be regulating GHG emissions from stationary sources, such as industrial facilities, until at least January 1, 2011