Jenner & Block: Business Roundtable Report Calls For Improved Permitting Process

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block The Business Roundtable (BRT) issued a report this month, Permitting Jobs and Business Investment Streamlining the Federal Permitting Process , highlighting the adverse impacts to business of the often long, inconsistent and burdensome federal permitting...

Babst Calland: U.S. EPA Finalizes Revisions to Boiler, Process Heater and Incineration Unit Rules

Numerous sources, from elementary schools to chemical manufacturers will be affected by recently finalized rules governing boilers, process heaters and incineration units. In late December 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed the long-awaited final revisions to its combustion air...

Babst Calland: Sixth Circuit Rules that EPA May Pursue New Source Review Enforcement Actions Without Having to Wait for Actual Emissions Data: But Can EPA Prevail on the Merits?

In DTE Energy Co. v. EPA (March 28, 2013) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Sixth Circuit determined a procedural aspect of EPA's enforcement authority under the New Source Review (NSR) program of the Clean Air Act. The court ruled that EPA has authority to challenge, before...

Does Climate Change Cause Greater Aviation Turbulence

By E. Lynn Grayson , Partner, Jenner & Block A recent study published in the British journal, Nature Climate Change , suggests that turbulence on flights may be stronger and occur more often if carbon dioxide emissions double by 2050 further heating up the atmosphere. Turbulence is created by...