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As New Year and Administration Change Looms, What Role Will States and Local Governments Play in Securing our Energy Future?

This has been a busy and evolving year in the energy and environmental sector, including continued efforts on both a federal and state level to modernize the grid, the entry into force of a global agreement to reduce carbon emissions, … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Declines to Review MATS

Today, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Case No. 15-1152, Michigan v. EPA. Twenty states had asked the Court to review the D.C. Circuit’s decision to remand the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) without vacating the rule.  EPA, certain … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Says Maryland’s Program to Encourage Generation is Preempted

Yesterday, April 20, 2016, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing, LLC.*  The Court unanimously found that Maryland’s program was not permissible under the Federal Power Act (FPA).  Justice Ginsburg, writing for the Court, affirmed … Continue reading

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Twenty States Ask the Supreme Court to Vacate the MATS Rule

Last week, twenty states filed a petition for a writ of certiorari, Docket No. 15-1152, asking the Supreme Court to reverse the D.C. Circuit’s decision to remand the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) without vacating the rule.  The petitioners … Continue reading

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Status Quo Continues for MATS

Earlier today Chief Justice Roberts denied the application of parties seeking a stay of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard.  Acting alone, the Chief Justice issued his decision less than 24 hours after the EPA, other states, and utilities each … Continue reading

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