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  • 27
  • January
  • 2016

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Supreme Court Denies Cert. in Greenhouse Gas Permitting Case

Last week, the Supreme Court denied review of the D.C. Circuit’s April 2015 decision on remand from the Supreme Court’s decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, 134 S. Ct. 2427 (2014) (“UARG”). The effect of this denial is to leave in place the D.C. Circuit decision allowing the EPA-intended permitting requirements for “anyway sources” to remain in effect pending EPA’s revisions of its rules to codify those requirements. Under that regime, proposed sources and modifications that are “major” for any other pollutant have to undergo Prevention of Significant Deterioration review for greenhouse gases (GHG) if emitted in amounts above 75,000 tons/year.

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  • 01
  • July
  • 2015

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What does EPA’s Aircraft Engine Endangerment Finding Mean for the Clean Power Plan?

On July 1, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published a proposed finding that greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions from certain classes of aircraft engines contribute to the air pollution that endangers the public health and welfare, within the meaning of § 231(a) of the Clean Air Act (“CAA”).

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