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Submitted by Hamilton on Tue, 10/20/2009 - 7:51pm
Last month we reported that a federal appeals court ruled that environmental groups had standing to sue energy companies under tort and public nuisance claims for their alleged contribution to global warming. This month a federal district court came to opposite conclusion. Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong of the U.S.
Submitted by Hamilton on Thu, 10/08/2009 - 1:16pm
The Assembly Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs and Senate Committee on Rural Issues, Biofuels, and Information Technology this week held a joint hearing on companion bills - SB 279, introduced by Senator Pat Kreitlow (D-Chippewa Falls) and AB 408, introduced by Rep.
Submitted by Hamilton on Thu, 10/01/2009 - 8:19am
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson yesterday announced that the agency will not wait for Congress to act on regulating greenhouse gas emissions. In her announcement, Jackson stated that the EPA will take "significant steps" under the Clean Air Act to address greenhouse gas emissions.Under the plan, industrial facilities, refiners, and power plants that emit at least 25,000 tons of GHGs a year would be required to obtain construction and operating permits.