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John Nevius of Anderson Kill & Olick - Fifth Circuit Punts on Global Warming Case with En Banc Quorum Dismissal - Legal Limbo is Prolonged
Posted on 14 Jun 2010 by John G. Nevius

By John G. Nevius, Shareholder, Anderson Kill & Olick P.C. On May 28, the U .S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit punted in a most unusual manner in a closely watched global warming suit, Comer v. Murphy Oil, et al . The case was brought... Read More

Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Power Companies Appeal of Second Circuit Ruling on Emissions as Public Nuisance Litigation
Posted on 8 Dec 2010 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- (Mealey's) The nation's high court on Dec. 6 granted a petition for certiorari filed by five power companies seeking review of a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling reinstating two Clean Air Act (CAA) lawsuits brought... Read More

Seeking to Minimize Methane Emissions, EPA Promulgates Petroleum/Natural Gas Industry Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules
Posted on 10 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

Reporting targets methane, a potent greenhouse gas and valuable fuel WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements for the petroleum and natural gas industries as part of the... Read More

Warming of the oceans in previous 2 decades - heat stored equal to 2 billion Hiroshima atomic bombs
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Because water has a vastly larger capacity for heat storage than the atmosphere, eventually between 80 to 90 percent of the heat trapped by the greenhouse effects ends up being stored in the oceans. Thus, the trend in ocean temperatures is an excellent... Read More

EPA to Issue Greenhouse Gas reporting program for coal mines, wastewater treatment, waste landfills and magnesium production
Posted on 3 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing requirements under its national mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting program for underground coal mines, industrial wastewater treatment systems, industrial waste landfills... Read More

Global Warming Appeal Dismissed by Fifth Circuit because no En Banc Quorum - What Does Comer v. Murphy Oil Decision Mean as to Private Plaintiffs Standing
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by Douglas A. Henderson

By Douglas A. Henderson, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP On May 28, 2010, in a startling decision in perhaps the most important and certainly the most topsy-turvy climate change tort case against the utility, chemical, and oil and gas industry, the... Read More

Looking Back to 2010 and Forward to 2011 and Beyond - Perspectives and Predictions on Climate Change
Posted on 10 Jan 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, English & McCarter Another year done, another time to look back and to look forward. In the climate change space, the increasing tempo of regulation was halted, but that does not mean that there were not significant... Read More

Carbon Dioxide Impairment of Coastal Waters Lawsuit Settlement Requires EPA to Consider Ocean Acidification According to Larson and MacCurdy
Posted on 17 May 2010 by Linda Larson and Meline MacCurdy

Linda Larson and Meline MacCurdy "EPA's recent settlement of a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity (Center) challenging the State of Washington's failure to list coastal waters as "impaired" under § 303... Read More

Proposed State of Washington Greenhouse Gases Reporting Rule for its Climate Change Framework
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 Washington's... Read More

Lynn Grayson of Jenner & Block: Climate Change and Water Risks: Carbon Disclosure Project Seeks Water Scarcity Disclosures for Investors
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 its... Read More