By Kay R. Bonza and Craig B. Simonsen

Private jet plane in the blue skySynopsis: EPA’s recent finding paves the way for the Agency to develop standards regulating greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft. Businesses in the commercial jet manufacturing and aviation transportation industry should watch this rulemaking closely, as it will affect environmental compliance costs and may have an impact on

By Robert S. Winner, Andrew L. Berg, and Ashley M. Hymel

Energy sources conseptSeyfarth Synopsis: In this edition of Seyfarth Shaw’s Energy Insights Newsletter, our Energy and Clean Technologies team covers important developments in Q1 2016 for the energy industry including 1) the fate of the Clean Power Plan and potential impact on U.S.

By Andrew H. Perellis and Craig B. Simonsen

shutterstock_71039011President Obama this week has announced various steps and actions in order to build on his “Climate Action Plan” intended to reduce the “dangerous levels” of carbon pollution that are allegedly contributing to climate change. His intention is to prepare communities for the impacts “that

By Andrew H. Perellis, Patrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen

In anticipation of its proposed rule to reduce carbon emissions of existing electric power plants, expected to be released Monday, June 2, EPA just released its report Climate Change Indicators in the United States, 2014, Third Edition (Report), showing some stunning

By Jeryl L. Olson and Craig B. Simonsen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed to amend the recordkeeping and reporting requirements of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting rule, for certain categories of reporters. 78 Fed. Reg. 55994 (September 11, 2013). The amendment is necessary to address issues surrounding use of confidential business information

By Andrew H. Perellis and Craig B. Simonsen

President Obama last week announced his “Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution and Address Climate Change,” which summarized the President’s Climate Action Plan.

The President’s case for action is that “while no single step can reverse the effects of climate change, we have a moral

By Craig B. Simonsen

We had previously blogged about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s  (EPA’s) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) “tailoring rules” for Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V permitting, and about its GHG “Endangerment Finding“. Yesterday the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled concerning both of these rulemakings. Coalition

By Jeryl L. Olson

This is a supplement to our June 12, 2011 post on the Seyfarth Environmental and Safety Law Update advising that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that certain information submitted under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules will not be treated as confidential business information. On February 22, 2012 EPA published

By Craig B. Simonsen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has adopted a six month extension on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting and other amendments that affect owners or operators of certain industrial gas suppliers, direct emitters of GHGs, and facilities that geologically sequester or otherwise inject carbon dioxide (CO2) underground. Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases

By Jeryl L. Olson and Eric E. Boyd

The Department of Energy announced on November 16 that the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP), one of seven public/private carbon sequestration partnerships throughout the country, had completed an analysis of the capacity of the region to permanently store carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.  DOE Announcement