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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: 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: 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

Jenner & Block: Managing Water Risks: Carbon Disclosure Project's Water Disclosure
Posted on 17 Aug 2010 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block In this Analysis, E. Lynn Grayson discusses the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and examines its first water-related information request. She writes: The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has issued... 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

Jenner & Block: U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit Dismisses Climate Change Appeal in Comer v. Murphy Oil, For Lack of Quorum
Posted on 9 Jun 2010 by Gabrielle Sigel

By Gabrielle Sigel, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP “The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently issued an order in Comer v. Murphy Oil USA , dismissing the appeal of this climate change nuisance case involving the effects... 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

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: Regional Cap-and-Trade Programs Issue Recommendations for Standardizing Offset Programs
Posted on 13 Jul 2010 by Dustin T Till

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC “With the fate of federal climate change legislation uncertain, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), and the Midwest Greenhouse Gas Reduction... 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: Senate Climate Bill Introduced Amid Considerable Fanfare, and an Uncertain Future
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin Till

By Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin Till, Attorneys, Marten Law PLLC “Senators Kerry and Lieberman released their much-anticipated cap and trade legislation on May 12, 2010. The Kerry-Lieberman bill takes its place alongside H.R. 2454, the... 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