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Marten Law: Previewing Legal Challenges to Cap-and-Trade
Posted on 6 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Robert F. Lawrence, Dustin Till and Svend Brandt-Erichsen, Matren Law PLLC Excerpt: California's greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade program is due to be finalized within a few weeks, over widespread opposition and concern about its effects on... 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: California Court of Appeal Rejects Refinery Plan for Failure to Quantify GHG Impacts and Specify Mitigation
Posted on 23 Jun 2010 by Steven G Jones

Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Steve Jones of Marten Law PLLC discusses Communities for a Better Environment v. City of Richmond , 184 Cal. App. 4th 70 (Cal. App. 1st Dist. 2010) , a decision by the California... Read More

Marten Law: Preemption of Regional Climate Compacts -- A Hot Topic in the Global Warming Debate
Posted on 17 May 2010 by Steven G Jones

By Steve Jones. "With Senators Kerry (D-Mass.), Graham (R-S.C.) and Lieberman's (I-Conn.) climate change legislation reportedly set to be introduced in the near future", writes Steve Jones, "a number of state officials have openly... 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: Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards Proposed For Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by amoir

By Alyssa Moir, Marten Law Group PLLC In this Emerging Issues Commentary, Alyssa Moir writes that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) have jointly proposed the first-ever... Read More

Marten Law: Virginia Supreme Court to Decide Insurance Coverage for Climate Change Suits--AES Corp. v. Steadfast Insurance Co.
Posted on 15 Jun 2011 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "The Supreme Court of Virginia will soon decide whether a claim for damages alleged to have resulted from climate change is a covered 'occurrence' under standard general liability policies,"... Read More

Marten Law: EPA Releases Additional Proposed Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Rules for Three Industry Sectors
Posted on 4 May 2010 by Russell Prugh

By Russell Prugh, Marten Law PLLC "On March 22, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed regulations for mandatory monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in three sectors: oil and natural gas production... Read More

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing: Recent Controversy and Litigation
Posted on 29 Nov 2011 by J. Cullen Howe

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP There is a continuing controversy over Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, which provides loans for improving energy efficiency in buildings. Property Assessed... Read More

Marten Law: Under Attack, EPA Defers Greenhouse Gas Permitting for Biomass Projects
Posted on 15 Jun 2011 by Dustin T Till

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC "With its greenhouse gas regulatory program under attack from Congress, and facing significantly reduced funding for climate change programs, EPA has proposed new rules that will temporarily... Read More

Environmental Protection Laws under Siege: The Advance of Efforts to Create Exemptions to CEQA and Suspend AB 32
Posted on 30 Jul 2010 by Douglas Carstens

By Douglas Carstens, Partner, Chatten-Brown & Carstens Get insightful analysis on recent attacks against the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32). This article addresses attempts... Read More

Marten Law: EPA Proposes New Rules for Power Plant Emissions
Posted on 16 Aug 2010 by Dustin T Till

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC “A new rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would regulate emissions from coal-fired power plants in Eastern and Midwestern states. Known as the Transport Rule, EPA's... Read More

Marten Law: Responding to Limits on Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Three Questions for Companies in the Electric Power Sector
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by Adam D. Orford

By Adam D. Orford, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC “If your company generates, transmits or sells electricity, you are thinking about climate change regulation. Coming greenhouse (GHG) emissions restrictions—whether imposed by regulation... Read More

Marten Law: Washington State Issues Revised Proposal for Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting
Posted on 20 Oct 2010 by amoir

By Alyssa Moir, Marten Law Group PLLC “Large stationary sources and transportation fuel suppliers in the State of Washington would have to report their 2012 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions beginning in 2013 under rules recently proposed by... Read More