Weekly Cases Update Volume 47, Issue 10

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Volume 47, Issue 24

ELR 20103 16-9532(10th Cir., )

The Tenth Circuit rejected EPA's decision to deny an oil company's request for an exemption from the blending requirement under the Renewable Fuel Standards Program of the CAA.

Keywords:
Clean Air Act (CAA)
ELR 20104 16-1939 & 16-1387(D.C. Cir., )

The D.C. Circuit held that carbon emissions from gas-burning power plants should have been considered in federal regulators’ review of a Florida natural gas pipeline.

Keywords:
Air quality
ELR 20101CV 15-106-M-DWM(D. Mont. , )

A district court halted the expansion of a Montana coal mine approved by the Surface Mining Enforcement Office for violations of NEPA. In 2008, a coal company requested approval of a mine expansion in the Bull Mountains to extract coal owned by the federal government.

Keywords:
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
ELR 2010215-1489(D.C. Cir., )

The D.C. Circuit denied a environmental group's petition to review a FERC decision allowing the transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Freeport Terminal in Texas. In 2011, an energy company requested permission for daily exports of LNG out of Freeport.

Keywords:
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
ELR 20106CV-14-08165-PCT-DGC(D. Ariz., )

A district court held that a natural gas company can seek contribution from the federal government for uranium contamination cleanup under CERCLA.

Keywords:
Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
ELR 20105 06-cv-218(D.R.I., )

A district court held that an industrial chemical company is not liable for fines for refusing to comply with an administrative order under CERCLA.

Keywords:
Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)