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Marten Law: Renewable Energy Standards--California and Congress Moving in Different Directions
Posted on 11 Apr 2011 by Dustin T Till

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC “California and Congress seem to be headed in opposite directions on climate policy this year. California has expanded its renewable portfolio standard (RPS), meaning public and private utilities... 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 defer... 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 power... 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 EPA's... 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

Cap-and Trade War Coming Our Way
Posted on 8 Nov 2011 by Robert Lawrence and Dustin Till

By Robert F. Lawrence, Partner, and Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Cap and trade is a market-based framework under which aggregate emissions are capped and regulated businesses must obtain (through government allocations, auctions, or secondary... Read More

Marten Law: Renewable Energy Standards--California and Congress Moving in Different Directions
Posted on 11 Apr 2011 by Dustin T Till

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC “California and Congress seem to be headed in opposite directions on climate policy this year. California has expanded its renewable portfolio standard (RPS), meaning public and private utilities... 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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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