Thomas Wood

Thomas Wood

Stoel Rives LLP

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Air Quality Law Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Blocks EPA Coal Plant Air Toxics Standards

Earlier today the US Supreme Court issued a 5 to 4 decision in Michigan v. EPA that struck down the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) rule. The MATS rule imposes stringent...more

7/1/2015 - Air Pollution Boiler MACT Rule Clean Air Act Coal-Fired Plants Mercury Michigan v. EPA Oil & Gas Power Plants SCOTUS Standard of Review

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standard

Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Michigan v. EPA, a Clean Air Act case involving hazardous air pollutant regulations, with implications for fossil fuel-fired power plant owners and operators in...more

3/27/2015 - Clean Air Act Discharge of Pollutants Energy Sector Hazardous Substances MATS Maximum Achievable Control Technology Michigan v. EPA Oil & Gas Oral Argument Popular Power Plants SCOTUS

Air Quality Law Alert: EPA Unveils Sweeping New CO2 Rules

Yesterday, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced two new rules that will ultimately result in the application of carbon dioxide (CO2) standards to existing power plants. The first rule was proposed under Section 111(d) of...more

6/4/2014 - Air Pollution Air Quality Standards Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Implications for Industry of Oregon DEQ's Final Nuisance Odor Strategy

For regulated companies and Associated Oregon Industry members, the publication of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) final nuisance odor strategy this past August brought mixed blessings. Among the...more

10/7/2013 - Environmental Policies Nuisance

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