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Industry urges courts to ignore 4th Circuit climate nuisance ruling

The oil sector argues the 4th Circuit’s ruling, which focused on the proper venue for climate nuisance cases, was wrong and should be disregarded.

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DOJ Urges Full 9th Circuit To Deny Rehearing Youth Climate Litigation

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is urging the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to deny rehearing a three-judge panel’s split ruling dismissing a novel youth constitutional climate change case, arguing that the panel’s decision was correct and that the case does not satisfy the high standard for en banc review.

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DOJ Urges Full 9th Circuit To Deny Rehearing Of Youth Climate Litigation

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is urging the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to deny rehearing of a three-judge panel’s split ruling dismissing a novel youth constitutional climate change case, arguing that the panel’s decision was correct and that the case does not satisfy the high standard for en banc review.

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EPA, DOT to finalize auto GHG rule rollback early next week

EPA and the Department of Transportation could finalize their joint rollback of Obama-era vehicle greenhouse gas standards by March 30 or 31, starting the clock for expected lawsuits.

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Ewire: EPA, DOT to finalize auto GHG rule rollback early next week

EPA and the Department of Transportation could finalize their joint rollback of Obama-era vehicle greenhouse gas standards by March 30 or 31, starting the clock for expected lawsuits.

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McKenna leaves White House post

Michael McKenna, the former Republican energy lobbyist who joined the White House last fall, resigned after an unspecified complaint was lodged against him regarding statements he made at work.

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EPA drops RFS waiver ruling appeal, signaling huge cut in exemptions

The agency’s decision not to appeal a ruling significantly restricting its renewable fuel standard small refiner waiver policy will dramatically limit the number of future waivers EPA can issue.

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Climate Backers Pin Hopes On Next Virus Bill After Stimulus Spurns Push

Supporters of climate and environmental measures are turning their hopes to a potential “phase 4” bill to respond to the coronavirus pandemic after lawmakers spurned a suite of proposals in an unprecedented $2 trillion stimulus package speeding toward approval this this week.

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D.C. Circuit urged to reverse rejection of RFS case consolidation

Despite biogas producers’ call for reconsideration, appellate judges appear unlikely to revise their order keeping lawsuits over EPA’s 2019 and 2020 renewable fuel standards separate.

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Judge Grants Exxon Motion To Stay CLF’s Novel CWA Climate Change Case

In a potential setback for environmentalists, a federal district court judge has put on hold their novel litigation challenging the lack of climate change considerations in a Clean Water Act (CWA) discharge permit for an ExxonMobil oil terminal, finding it is appropriate to wait until EPA finalizes a renewed permit for the facility next year.

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