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Marten Law: Washington State Decision Excludes Bioenergy-Based GHG Emissions From Clean Air Act Permit Requirements
Posted on 5 Jul 2011 by Svend Brandt-Erichsen

By Svend Brandt-Erichsen, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "An administrative hearings board in Washington State has rejected calls for further assessment of climate impacts from a cogeneration project that will burn woody biomass to generate electricity... Read More

Marten Law: Supreme Court Preview--Ownership of Navigable Riverways and Due Process Challenge to Enforcement Orders to be Decided in 2011-12 Term
Posted on 13 Oct 2011 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "The U.S. Supreme Court's new term has just begun. There are two environmental cases on the Court's docket," reports Steve Jones. "The first, PPL Montana, LLC v. State of Montana ... 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 ),”... 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... Read More

Obama Administration Finalizes Historic 54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standards
Posted on 1 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Consumer Savings Comparable to Lowering Price of Gasoline by $1 Per Gallon by 2025 WASHINGTON, DC - The Obama Administration has finalized groundbreaking standards that will increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg for cars and light... Read More

Marten Law: EPA Proposes to Require Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Ten Other States to Update Clean Air Act Permitting Programs to Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Posted on 19 Oct 2010 by Dustin T Till

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC “The Environmental Protection Agency is taking more steps to implement its greenhouse gas Tailoring Rule, which will restrict emissions from new and modified large stationary sources such as... 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 .... Read More

Marten Law: Responding to Limits on Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Three Questions for Companies in the Oil and Gas Industry
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by Russell Prugh

By Russell Prugh, Associate, Marten Law PLLC “The effects of coming greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation will be felt across a broad spectrum of the oil and gas industry. Exploration, development, production, refining, and transportation face restrictions... Read More

Marten Law Group: By Taking Action on Fuel Economy Standards, President Orders Automakers to Produce More Fuel Efficient Cars
Posted on 27 Jul 2010 by amoir

In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Alyssa Moir of Marten Law Group reports on two Executive Orders issued in January 2009 by President Obama: (1) a request to EPA to revisit the denial of California's CAA waiver request to lower auto emission standards... Read More

Marten Law PLLC Analyzes Chantell Sackett v. EPA: Scalia and Unanimous Supreme Court Uphold Pre-Enforcement Review in Wetlands Case Under Clean Water Act
Posted on 29 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Steve Jones, Russell Prugh and Brad Marten of Marten Law PLLC In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Steve Jones, Russell Prugh and Brad Marten of Marten Law PLLC discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous decision in Sackett v. EPA, striking... Read More

Marten Law on Sackett v. EPA: Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Clean Water Act Bar on Pre-Enforcement Review
Posted on 1 Aug 2011 by Russell Prugh

By Russell Prugh, Associate, Marten Law PLLC In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Russell Prugh of Marten Law PLLC discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to grant certiorari in Sackett v. EPA, a Ninth Circuit decision barring defendants from... 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

Marten Law: EPA Issues Final Rule Regulating Greenhouse Gases From New and Modified Sources
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin Till

By Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin Till, Attorneys, Marten Law PLLC “With a one-two punch, EPA on May 13, 2010 issued permitting requirements for larger stationary sources of greenhouse gases (GHGs), just one day after Senators Kerry and... Read More

Marten Law: Settlement of Suit Alleging Impairment of Coastal Waters From Carbon Dioxide Requires EPA to Consider Addressing Ocean Acidification Under Section 303(d) of Clean Water Act
Posted on 17 May 2010 by Linda Larson and Meline MacCurdy

By Linda Larson and Meline MacCurdy "EPA's recent settlement of a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity (Center) challenging the State of Washington's failure to list coastal waters as "impaired" under §... Read More

Marten Law on National Parks Conservation Ass'n v. TVA: Federal District Court Ruling May Undercut Enforcement and Citizen Suit Challenges Aimed at Coal-Fired Power Plants
Posted on 13 Jul 2010 by Dustin T Till

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC “The recent opinion in National Parks Conservation Association v. TVA took the frequently contested question of what constitutes ‘routine’ maintenance of coal-fired power plants... Read More