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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: Climate Change Ushers in New Era of Uncertainty for Water Resource Management
Posted on 6 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Douglas MacDougal and Dustin Till, Marten Law PLLC Excerpt: Scientists are seeing more climate change impacts on water availability-particularly in those areas dependent upon glacial and snow meltwater for agriculture. As water becomes available... Read More

Marten Law: California Unveils Nation's First Economy-Wide Cap-and-Trade Program
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by Dustin T Till

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC In this Emerging Issues Commentary, Dustin Till writes that On October 29, 2010, a few days before voters went to the polls to decide whether to shelve California's trend-setting global warming... Read More

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

Marten Law: Climate Change Lawsuits Get Chilly Reception
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 by Dustin T Till

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC "The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently dealt another blow to advocacy groups attempting to compel federal action on climate change via common law causes of actions. In... 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: 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 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: CEQ Marks 40th Anniversary of NEPA With New Guidance on Greenhouse Gas Impacts, Mitigation and Categorical Exclusions
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin Till

"Marking the 40th anniversary of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), has issued three draft guidance documents in a campaign to 'reinvigorate' the workings of the Act,"... 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 on PPL Montana, LLC v. State of Montana: Supreme Court Reverses Montana High Court in Rent for Riverbeds Case
Posted on 18 Apr 2012 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 reversal of a decision by the Montana Supreme Court that required a hydroelectric dam operator... Read More

Marten Law: EPA Finalizes New Interstate Air Pollution Rule for Power Plants
Posted on 23 Aug 2011 by Dustin T Till

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC "The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a new rule, Federal Implementation Plans: Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone and Correction of SIP Approvals, 76... Read More

Marten Law: Challenges to EPA's Controversial Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Move Forward
Posted on 9 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Dustin Till In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Dustin Till reviews the EPA's attempt to regulate emissions from power plants in "upwind" states based upon allegations that air quality in "downwind" states is affected. The... Read More

Marten Law: Proposed Legislation Seeking to Block EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulation Picks Up Speed
Posted on 28 Feb 2011 by Russell Prugh

By Russell Prugh , Associate, Marten Law PLLC “Congressional legislators in both houses have recently proposed bills to delay or block EPA from regulating greenhouse gases (GHGs) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) and other environmental laws.... Read More