Monthly Archives: October 2009

Global Warming Litigation Heats Up in Federal Courts

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Energy

Wisconsin Biofuels Bill Debated in Public Hearing

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act, Climate Change, Energy, Renewable Energy

EPA Announces Plans to Regulate Greenhouse Gases Under Clean Air Act

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act, Climate Change, Energy