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EPA Proposes "Design Details" For Clean Energy Incentive Program
The Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") proposed the "design details" of the Clean Energy Incentive Program ("CEIP").
United States
30 Jun 2016
Supreme Court Rejects EPA Mercury Emissions Rule
While the decision has far-reaching implications, the rule remains in effect, at least temporarily.
United States
15 Jul 2015
EPA Proposes First Carbon Emissions Limits For Power Plants
The Environmental Protection Agency announced its Clean Power Plan, which would impose the first federal limits on CO2 emissions from power plants in the U.S.
United States
5 Jun 2014
Significant Upwind Impact: The Supreme Court Upholds Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.
United States
12 May 2014
Recent Developments In Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions
A summary of the most recent developments in regulating greenhouse emissions.
United States
16 Jul 2013
EPA Petitions DC Circuit For Rehearing Of EME Homer City Generation, L.P. Decision
On October 12, 2012, the Court ordered State and Local Government petitioners, and Industry and Labor Non-Government petitioners to file responses to the petitions for rehearing en banc within 15 days.
United States
16 Oct 2012
Implications Of The D.C. Circuit Court Decision In EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to vacate EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule marks a material interpretation of EPA's authority under the Clean Air Act - an "unsettling" departure from judicial restraint.
United States
11 Sep 2012
EPA Proposes CO2 Emissions Standards For New Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Generators
On March 27, 2012 the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") submitted for publication in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking that would set standards of performance for CO2 gas emissions for new fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units ("EGUs") with a base load rating of more than 73 MW (the "proposed rule").
United States
16 Apr 2012
Clean Energy Standard Legislation Introduced In Senate
On March 1, 2012 Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman (DNM) introduced the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012, legislation that seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage low-carbon energy sources through the establishment of a federal clean energy standard (CES).
United States
8 Mar 2012
FERC Staff Seeks Comments On Its Proposal For A Process To Advise The EPA
On January 30, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or "Commission") staff issued a White Paper explaining staff’s proposal on advising the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") in responding to requests for an extension of time to comply with EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards ("MATS").1 FERC staff is seeking comments on its proposal.
United States
15 Feb 2012
"American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut": The Supreme Court Bars Tort Lawsuits Challenging Greenhouse Gas Emissions
On June 20, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that the Clean Air Act, and the authority it confers on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, "displaces" any federal common law right of state, municipal and private plaintiffs to assert tort claims in the federal courts seeking injunctive relief for alleged harm from greenhouse gas emissions.
United States
18 Sep 2011
EPA Finalizes Long-Awaited Transport Rule To Replace CAIR
On July 6, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") issued its final Cross-State Air Pollution Rule ("CSAPR" or "Final Rule") pursuant to Section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. § 7410(a)(2)(D)(i)(I).
United States
8 Sep 2011
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