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EPA Issues Proposed MACT Standards for Industrial Boilers

By Mack McGuffey, Troutman Sanders LLP On April 29, 2010, EPA issued its long-awaited proposal for a new Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standard for industrial boilers. The rule, if finalized as proposed, will impose stringent emission limits and monitoring requirements on over 10,000...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Massachusetts Leads the Way in Ensuring Biomass Facilities Reduce GHG Emissions

By Julia Ciardullo, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School On April 27, 2012, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) published a proposed final regulation regarding the use of forest biomass for generating energy in Massachusetts. If adopted, the regulation would...

'Deferral Rule' is Derailed - Biogenic Greenhouse Gas Emitters Stand By to Be Regulated

The greenhouse gas rule you’ve never heard of, the Deferral Rule, has been shot down (barely) by the D.C. Circuit. See Center for Biological Diversity v. Environmental Protection Agency , No. 11-1101 (D.C. Cir., July 12, 2013), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. The opinion...