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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: 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

Jenner & Block: The New SEC Guidance on Climate Change Disclosure: What You Need to Know
Posted on 9 Mar 2010 by Burgdoerfer, Sigel, Tolbert, Wolff, and Dionne

"On February 2, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued guidance, in the form of an interpretive release (the "Release"), as to a public company's disclosure requirements on climate change issues,"... 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

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

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 on American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut--U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Climate Change Nuisance Claims
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "In an 8-0 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court held on June 20 in American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut (AEP) that federal courts do not have jurisdiction to hear federal common law nuisance claims... 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: 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: 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: 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