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Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - November 2018 #4

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Focus - Supreme Court deals a setback to the endangered dusky gopher frog - WASHINGTON POST - Nov 27 The Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a unanimous win to property owners contesting the government's designation of...more

Lane Powell PC

IMO — 2020 Restrictions Will Sharply Reduce Sulfur Emissions From All Ships

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted regulations in 2008 that have been incorporated into Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Convention). The IMO...more

King & Spalding

Energy Newsletter - September 2018

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A Texas Federal Judge Turns Up the Heat on Oil Companies Facing Climate Change-Related Securities Class Actions - On August 14, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - August 2018 #4

Activists Have a New Strategy to Block Gas Pipelines: State's Rights - "It already has worked in New York where construction on the Constitution Pipeline has stalled. Now activists are trying the strategy in...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - August 2018 #3

Federal Agency Halts All Work on Atlantic Coast Pipeline After Judges Revoke Permits - "The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission sent a letter to Dominion Energy, the company leading construction of the 600-mile pipeline,...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law

Winston Churchill and Fuel Economy Standards

So the Trump administration has formally proposed to roll back CAFE standards for model years beginning in 2021. And California has announced its intention to start separately enforcing its own standards if the federal...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

The Impact of Disparate State Laws on Class Certification for Settlement Purposes: Ninth Circuit to Review Hyundai and Kia Fuel...

The Ninth Circuit has agreed to review a panel decision from the court which rejected a settlement in multidistrict litigation over the fuel efficiency of Hyundai Motor America Inc. and Kia Motors Corp. vehicles. The case and...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

US EPA and DOT Proposal to Freeze Fuel Economy Standards for 2021-2026

On Thursday, August 2, 2018, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly proposed a rule to freeze the fuel...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - July 2018 #4

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Focus - Rejecting California's right to set fuel efficiency standards, Trump administration to freeze standards nationwide - THE WASHINGTON POST - Jul 24 Trump administration officials are preparing to issue a proposal...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - April 2018 #2

U.S. Agencies Agree to Slash Approval Times for Infrastructure Projects - "More than a dozen federal agencies agreed to slash the time needed for environmental reviews and permitting on major infrastructure projects, a...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

What's New In Washington - April 2018

Congress returned from its spring recess with a host of issues to address—trade, Trump administration nominations and opioid legislation sitting atop the priority list. Given the ongoing data scandal at Facebook, privacy...more

Allen Matkins

Sustainable Development Update - April 2018

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Sustainable Development Focus - U.S. states vow to defend auto fuel efficiency standards - REUTERS - Apr 4 Nearly a dozen U.S. states and Washington D.C. this Tuesday promised to defend federal automobile efficiency...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Diesel Additives & Filtration Issues: American Chemistry Council Petroleum Additives Panel Report (March 2018)

The American Chemistry Council’s (“ACC”) Petroleum Additives Panel’s Fuel Additives Task Group prepared a March 2018 report titled: Overview of Diesel Additives & Filtration Issues (“Report”) ...more

Carlton Fields

Too Fast and Furious: Ninth Circuit Unwinds Hyundai and Kia Nationwide Class Action Settlement

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In a split panel, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s certification of a nationwide class action settlement because the lower court failed to conduct a sufficient predominance inquiry under Rule...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Treated Railroad Ties/Non-Hazardous Secondary Material Rule: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Final Rule

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) in a February 7th Federal Register notice issued a final rule amending the Non-Hazardous Secondary Material Rule (“NHSMR”) to add certain treated railroad ties...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - February 2018

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Focus - EPA suspends Obama-era definition of “Waters of the United States” - The New York Times - Feb 2 The Trump administration on Wednesday formally suspended for two years a major Obama-era clean water regulation,...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

SUV Sales Again Carrying the Auto Industry

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If it seems like déjà vu, it’s not just you: SUVs are again leading the charge on new vehicle sales. Buoyed by low gas prices and growing millennial families, SUV sales have increased by 6 percent from 2016 to 2017 (through...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - September 2017 #3

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Environmental and Policy Focus - States sue Trump administration over fuel economy fines - ABC News - Sep 11 - New York, California, and three other states are suing the Trump administration, saying it must put...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

With Electric Cars on the Horizon, the Internal Combustion Engine Fights Back

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Turbulence in global fuel economy standards are putting new pressures on the automotive industry to shift its thinking on gasoline and electrification. In late July, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

State Attorneys General Warn the EPA of Legal Action Should Obama-Era Fuel Economy Standards Get Rolled Back

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Even as the Trump administration is calling into question whether it will remain committed to Obama-era fuel economy and emissions targets, state governments are stepping up to enforce those same targets....more

Latham & Watkins LLP

Court Reissues LCFS Opinion Per ARB Petition For Reconsideration

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As discussed in a previous post, the California Court of Appeal for the Fifth Appellate District (Court of Appeal) ruled on April 10, 2017 that the California Air Resources Board (ARB) had failed to properly follow a writ of...more

Holland & Knight LLP

California Court of Appeal Strikes Down CARB's Second Review of Low Carbon Fuel Standards - Decision Keeps LCFS Regulations in...

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POET, LLC v. State Air Resources Board (POET II) is the second chapter in the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) troubled history meeting its California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance obligations while also...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

President Trump Orders EPA Review of Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

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One of the more aggressive steps taken by the Obama administration to reduce carbon emissions was to have the EPA set an ambitious target for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards: 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. In...more

Bennett Jones LLP

Possible New Clean Fuel Standard in Canada

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Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is considering the development of a new clean fuels regulation under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The purpose of this proposed new regulation is to reduce...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Class Action Quarterly Update - Fall 2016

Class action filings during the fall of 2016 continued to be dominated by Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) cases. As of October 1, 2016, nearly 150 cases have been filed; these filings are both daily in frequency...more

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