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Greenhouse Gas Permitting Requirements for Large Stationary Sources under Clean Air Act Announced by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
Posted on 14 May 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced yesterday a final rule to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the largest stationary sources, while shielding millions of small sources of GHGs from Clean Air Act permitting... Read More

House Subcommittee Hears Opposition to EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases, May Revoke Authority under Clean Air Act
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

By Peter Glaser, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP The Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held hearings Wednesday, Feb. 9, on a draft bill authored by full Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R. Mich.) that would... Read More

Senate Cap and Trade Greenhouse Gases Climate Bill Faces Conflicts with House ACES Bill and States Powers
Posted on 5 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 American... Read More

Renewable Fuel Standard Program for 2011 Proposed by Environmental Protection Agency Under Energy Independence & Security Act of 2007
Posted on 13 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed yesterday the 2011 percentage standards for the four fuels categories under the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program, known as RFS2. The Energy Independence and Security... 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

President and EPA Take Charge of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases: Jenner & Block 2010 Year in Review
Posted on 9 Feb 2011 by Gabrielle Sigel

By Gabrielle Sigel, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP “On January 27, 2010, in his first State of the Union address, President Obama expressed his desire to see Congress pass a comprehensive energy and climate bill adopted in the coming year... Read More

Senate Legislation Seeks to Block Environmental Protection Agency Regulation of Greenhouse Gases, Invalidate Endangerment Finding
Posted on 25 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

By Julia Ciardullo, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School With the 112th Congress now in session, Senators from both parties have already introduced legislation that would block EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs... Read More

Jenner & Block: No Quorum, so En Banc Fifth Circuit Dismisses Comer v. Murphy Oil Climate Change Appeal
Posted on 12 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

Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin Till of Marten Law PLLC: EPA Issues Final Tailoring Rule Regulating GHGs From New and Modified Sources
Posted on 11 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 Lieberman... 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