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Lack Of Court Direction Requires Developers And Lenders To Estimate Their Own Significance Thresholds For GHG Emissions Past 2020
This June, the California Supreme Court heard the last set of oral arguments before breaking for the summer.
United States
6 Jul 2016
New Pennsylvania Methane Rules May Be More Stringent Than Federal Standards
Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced the creation of a multi-pronged plan to target and reduce methane emissions from unconventional natural gas wells, pipelines, and other sources in the Pennsylvania oil and gas sector.
United States
25 Jan 2016
California ‘Under 2 MOU' Demonstrates Ambition And Bottom Up Support For GHG Reductions In The Lead Up To COP 21
On May 19, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on Subnational Global Climate Leadership (the "MOU") with eleven other leaders from jurisdictions in North America, South America and Europe.
United States
26 May 2015
What Does The Agreement Between The United States And China To Reduce Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions Mean To 'Joe Industry'?
All media outlets are discussing a groundbreaking agreement between the United States and China to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
United States
15 Nov 2014
Does The Supreme Court’s Opinion In Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al. (June 23, 2014) Foretell The Future Of Greenhouse Gas Regulation Under The Clean Air Act?
In adopting the so-called "Tailoring Rule" for GHG emitting sources, EPA decided to ignore the statutory numerical thresholds that traditionally triggered the PSD and Title V requirements for "major emitting facilities" and "major sources."
United States
1 Jul 2014
Is RGGI In Pennsylvania’s Future?
Cap and trade may play a major role in the EPA's recent proposal to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil-fueled electric generating facilities.
United States
12 Jun 2014
West Coast Governors Announce Ambitious Plan To Coordinate Action On Climate Change
Once again, the states prove to be the first movers on climate change issues and the incubators for novel climate change policies. On the federal level, climate change bills get stuck in congressional committees. But governors on the West Coast are trying to spur action.
United States
3 Nov 2013
President Obama's Climate Action Plan In The Near Term: Expectations, Concerns, And Opportunities
On September 30th our lawyers participated in a joint seminar alongside a panel which discussed the President's priorities and upcoming benchmarks related to climate issues.
United States
10 Oct 2013
The President’s Climate Action Plan And California’s Carbon Market
In June, President Obama unveiled his Climate Action Plan (the Plan).
United States
23 Aug 2013
EPA Updates Oil And Gas Standards For Storage Tanks
On August 5, 2013 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued updates to its April 2012 oil and natural gas standards for storage tanks.
United States
13 Aug 2013
President Obama To Take Meaningful Steps To Address Climate Change
Whether President Obama’s Climate Action Plan is a repackaging of existing efforts, entirely new programs, or something in between, the president has the political advantage because Congress’ possible responses are limited.
United States
20 Jul 2013
EU Proposes Further Measures Towards Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Ships
On 28 June 2013 the European Commission tabled a draft Regulation to introduce a system of monitoring and publication of individual vessels' annual CO2 emissions
United States
19 Jul 2013
Take Notice – President Obama Can Take Meaningful Steps To Address Climate Change Without the Explicit Approval of Congress
Whether President Obama’s Climate Action Plan is a repackaging of existing efforts, entirely new programs, or something in between, the president has the political advantage because Congress’ possible responses are limited.
United States
16 Jul 2013
Understanding The Basics Of Transacting In Offsets Under AB 32
An executive summary for a supplementary white paper, The Basics of Transacting in Offsets under AB 32, and will assist clients in addressing offset transaction risks.
United States
6 Jun 2013
Chemical Plant Safety: Will There Be Renewed Demand for Federal Regulation?
The global demand for natural resources continues unabated. As revenues increase and profits soar in the face of this demand, there has been a resurgence of "resource nationalism" with resource-rich host states seeking greater control or a larger share of the revenue generated from its resources.
United States
26 May 2013
Conventional And Unconventional Operators: Know Your Rights Re GHG Reporting
If you are a conventional or unconventional oil and gas operator in Pennsylvania, you have likely received a recent letter from DEP requiring, for the first time, reporting of your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
United States
28 Jan 2013
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