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The Debt Ceiling Furor Will Change the Climate of Climate Change Responses
Posted on 11 Aug 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English We hope you don't come to this blog for stock tips but it doesn't take John Bogle to know that the debt ceiling impasse and the budget furor do not bode well for renewable energy stocks.... Read More

More on the American Electric Power Decision
Posted on 21 Jul 2011 by Jonathan Wells

By Jonathan Wells , Senior Associate, Alston & Bird LLP The United States Supreme Court has ruled that federal courts cannot use the federal common law of nuisance to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. In American Electric Power v. Connecticut... Read More

D.C. Circuit upholds California's GHG law against challenge, finding that the U.S. Chamber and NADA both lacked standing
Posted on 9 May 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have followed the development of California's greenhouse gas law. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce challenged EPA's 2009 waiver which allowed California to regulate GHG emissions. In Chamber of Commerce of the United States et al v.... Read More

Marten Law: Republican Lawmakers Join Obama Administration in Urging Supreme Court to Overrule GHG Nuisance Case
Posted on 2 Mar 2011 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC “Proving once again that politics makes for strange bedfellows, three prominent Republican lawmakers who have opposed EPA greenhouse gas regulation have joined the Obama Administration in urging the... Read More

Climate Change a Breach of Public Trust?
Posted on 12 May 2011 by Dianne Saxe

By Dianne Saxe, Attorney Attorneys representing groups of one or more children and young adults are filing legal actions against the US government, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia, in which they allege that the public trust doctrine requires... Read More

Marten Law on Sackett v. EPA: Closely Watched Sackett Case Argued in U.S. Supreme Court
Posted on 9 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Russell Prugh and Adam Orford, Associates, Marten Law PLLC In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Russell Prugh and Adam Orford of Marten Law PLLC review the oral arguments made before the U.S. Supreme Court on January 9, 2012 in Sackett v. EPA . This... Read More

Members Of Congress Aim To Restrict EPA’s Ability To Set Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards For Fossil Fuel Power Plants
Posted on 11 Nov 2013 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

On October 28 th , Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Republican House Representative Ed Whitfield (Ky.) released a discussion draft bill intended to limit the EPA’s ability to set greenhouse gas emission standards for fossil fuel-fired... Read More

EPA Endangerment Finding, Tailpipe, Timing and Tailoring Rules for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Under Clean Air Act Upheld
Posted on 2 Jul 2012 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A panel of the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 26 found that rules and findings by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars, light trucks and... Read More

EPA Greenhouse Gas Permitting Requirements Maintain Focus on Largest Emitters
Posted on 3 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Steps to streamline process will ease burden on state and local permitting authorities WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it will not revise greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting thresholds under the Clean Air... Read More

Treatment of Greenhouse Gases Under the Clean Air Act
Posted on 7 Aug 2010 by Carol E. Dinkins and Eric Groten

By Carol E. Dinkins and Eric Groten, Partners, Vinson & Elkins; General Editor Bradley M. Marten In the absence of federal climate change legislation, questions about whether and how greenhouse gases may be regulated under the Clean Air Act (CAA... Read More

Marten Law: Solicitor General Sides With Utilities, Asking Supreme Court to Block Common Law Climate Change Lawsuit
Posted on 18 Oct 2010 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC “In a brief filed last August, the Solicitor General has urged the Supreme Court to accept review of the Second Circuit's decision in Connecticut v. American Electric Power Co. ( AEP ),” writes... Read More

Will the Federal GHG Tailoring Rule Extend To Cap and Trade?
Posted on 16 May 2011 by Marc Karell

By Marc Karell, Founder and Principal, Climate Change & Environmental Services Earlier this year the World Resources Institute and other organizations issued a report providing ways for the federal government to implement a cap and trade program... Read More

Marten Law: Climate Change: The Year Ahead
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 by Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin Till

By Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin Till, Attorneys, Marten Law PLLC In this Emerging Issues commentary, Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin Till, attorneys for Marten Law PLLC, discuss the EPA rules regarding greenhouse gases (GHGs) that took effect on... Read More

Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Shows Increase Since Prior Year and Since 1990
Posted on 6 May 2015 by Gabrielle Sigel

By Gabrielle Sigel As it has since 1994, on April 15 of this year, U.S. EPA published its annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks. The Inventory tracks greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions from man-made sources, by year... Read More

EPA Green-House Gas Regulation Argued Before Court
Posted on 16 Mar 2012 by William Perry Pendley

By William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation A hard-hitting brief filed by a western, nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation challenging the attempt by the Environmental Protection Agency ... Read More