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Carbon Dioxide Impairment of Coastal Waters Lawsuit Settlement Requires EPA to Consider Ocean Acidification According to Larson and 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(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) due to reduced pH...

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

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 United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit...

John Nevius of Anderson Kill & Olick - Fifth Circuit Punts on Global Warming Case with En Banc Quorum Dismissal - Legal Limbo is Prolonged

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 by landowners devastated by Hurricane Katrina alleging...

EPA to Issue Greenhouse Gas reporting program for coal mines, wastewater treatment, waste landfills and magnesium production

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 and magnesium production facilities. The data...

Warming of the oceans in previous 2 decades - heat stored equal to 2 billion Hiroshima atomic bombs

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 indicator of long-term trends in global GHG effects...

Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Regulated under Clean Air Act - Environmental Protection Agency Endangerment Finding Upheld

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on July 29 denied 10 petitions challenging its Dec. 7 determination that greenhouse gas emissions are a threat to public health and must be regulated under the Clean Air Act. The finding allows the federal government to regulate...

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

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 first water-related information request to 302 of...

DOJ Brief Supports TVA Request that Supreme Court Vacate 2nd Circuit Reinstatement of Public Nuisance Greenhouse Gas Lawsuits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The federal government on Aug. 25 asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a lower court decision to reinstate two lawsuits seeking to limit carbon dioxide emissions, arguing that new greenhouse gas regulations have displaced public nuisance cause of actions ( American...

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Proposed State of Washington Greenhouse Gases Reporting Rule for its Climate Change Framework

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 Department of Ecology (Ecology),”...

Seeking to Minimize Methane Emissions, EPA Promulgates Petroleum/Natural Gas Industry Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules

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 mandatory reporting program. The petroleum and natural...

Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Power Companies Appeal of Second Circuit Ruling on Emissions as Public Nuisance Litigation

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 by eight states seeking to limit the companies'...

Looking Back to 2010 and Forward to 2011 and Beyond - Perspectives and Predictions on Climate Change

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 events. We catalog a few with accompanying predictions...

Supreme Court Reverses Ruling Allowing States To Sue Over Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 unanimously reversed a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that allowed five states to pursue lawsuits under the Clean Air Act (CAA) that sought court-imposed limits on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions discharged by a number...