Athena Eastwood

Athena Eastwood

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

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Supreme Court Rejects EPA Mercury Emissions Rule

On June 29, 2015, the Supreme Court cast serious doubt upon the future of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (“MATS”) by finding that the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) failed to adequately consider the costs of...more

7/16/2015 - Air Pollution Chevron Deference Chevron v NRDC Clean Air Act Clean Power Plan Compliance Discharge of Pollutants EPA Extensions MATS Mercury Michigan v. EPA NRDC Power Plants SCOTUS

A Signal of Things to Come? New CME Rule 512 Reflects Modified Stance for Violations of Futures and Options Reporting Requirements

On March 24, 2015, the CME Group, Inc. (“CME”) announced a proposed amendment to Rule 512 indicating that it will impose a minimum fine of $1,000 for repeat violations of its exchanges’ reporting rules for futures and...more

4/14/2015 - Administrative Fines CFTC CME Proposed Amendments Reporting Requirements Sanctions

EPA Proposes First Carbon Emissions Limits for Power Plants

On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its Clean Power Plan, which would impose the first federal limits on carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants in the United States....more

6/5/2014 - Carbon Emissions Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Power Plants

Significant Upwind Impact: The Supreme Court Upholds Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (“CSAPR”). EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P., No. 12-1182. In a 6-2 decision,...more

5/12/2014 - Clean Air Act Cross-State Air Pollution EPA EPA v EME Homer City NAAQS SCOTUS SIP

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