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20 01, 2016

Greenwire: Conservative groups sue Interior for stream rule documents

2016-01-20T19:03:42-05:00January 20th, 2016|"Climate Change", FME Law, Green Groups, Scandal, Suits, Transparency|

by Dylan Brown E&E reporter Conservative advocacy groups sued the Obama administration yesterday for internal communications regarding how the Interior Department developed a proposal to increase protections for streams near coal mines. The Energy & Environment Legal Institute and Free Market Environmental Law Clinic are seeking all email and text message correspondence during certain time [...]

28 08, 2015

E&E Legal Letters Issues VIII: E&E Legal’s Receipt of IM Messages as Part of EPA FOIA Request Groundbreaking

2015-08-28T15:23:24-04:00August 28th, 2015|E&E Legal Letters, EPA, FME Law, Hardin, Transparency|

by Matthew Hardin FME Law Counsel E&E Legal recently obtained its first batch of Instant Messaging (IM) records from EPA. While E&E has been trying to obtain IM records from various agencies since 2013, we were never successful until now. Agencies claimed that the records didn’t exist, that the relevant software did not “capture” the messages, [...]

28 08, 2015

E&E Legal Letters Issues VIII: Legal Battle over EPA Carbon Regulations Begins Anew with Rules Release

2015-08-28T15:16:07-04:00August 28th, 2015|111d, Clean Power Plan, E&E Legal Letters, FME Law, Mandelbaum|

by Chaim Mandelbaum FME Law Counsel In June 2015, the D.C. Circuit decided In RE: Murray Energy, that challengers to the EPA planned carbon regulation would have to wait until EPA released the final rules to bring legal objections to these harsh regulations. On August 3rd, EPA released the final version of its Clean Power [...]

12 06, 2015

Mandelbaum: DC Circuit Only Delays Reckoning for EPA Carbon Rules with Murray Case Decision

2015-06-12T11:12:29-04:00June 12th, 2015|111d, FME Law, GHG Rule, Mandelbaum, War on Coal|

by Chaim Mandelbaum FME Law Counsel From the moment the whispers of EPA’s new Carbon Pollution Standards were heard, a legal challenge was apparent. As EPA heads toward zero hour, when it will finalize the Clean Power Plan, the agency has managed to only delay the first legal challenge. A three Judge panel of the [...]

22 05, 2015

Phil Kerpen: EPA Plan to Ban Coal Hits Major Roadblock

2015-05-22T14:25:33-04:00May 22nd, 2015|EPA Mandate: CCS, FME Law, Media Coverage|

by Phil Kerpen American Commitment The EPA proposal to impose a de facto ban on new coal-fired power plants received more than two million comments from the public – but it looks like it was just one five-page comment from the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) that sent EPA scrambling back to the drawing [...]

22 05, 2015

Media Advisory: Attorney-Authors of Regulatory Comments that Raised Serious Legal Issues re: EPA’s Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Mandate Available to Discuss Reports that EPA May Drop this Mandate

2016-12-11T17:07:40-05:00May 22nd, 2015|Comments, EPA Mandate: CCS, FME Law, Horner, Press Releases, Schnare|

For Immediate Release: May 22, 2015 Contact: Craig Richardson [email protected] 202-758-8301 - MEDIA ADVISORY-   Attorney-Authors of Regulatory Comments that Raised Serious Legal Issues re: EPA's Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Mandate Available to Discuss Reports that EPA May Drop this Mandate Who/What: Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) Senior Legal Fellow and well-known [...]

21 05, 2015

Daily Caller: Sources: EPA Scrambles To Protect Key Climate Rule

2015-05-22T08:44:48-04:00May 21st, 2015|Comments, EPA Mandate: CCS, FME Law, Media Coverage, War on Coal|

by Michael Bastach Daily Caller The Environmental Protection Agency may delay a contentious rule mandating carbon capture technology for coal-fired power plants, according to news reports. The agency has not officially commented on the reported rule, but sources familiar with the possible delay of the New Source Performance Standards say it stems from serious problems [...]

11 05, 2015

E&E Legal Letters Issues VII: Murray Energy v U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2015-05-10T18:58:04-04:00May 11th, 2015|111d, E&E Legal Letters, FME Law, Hardin|

by Matthew Hardin FME Law Counsel The DC Circuit will soon decide whether the EPA’s Clean Power Plan - which West Virginia’s Solicitor General says would "reorder the way we use energy, from plant to plug” - is constitutional. Regardless of whether EPA is allowed to go forward with this reordering, however, the Plan has already [...]

31 03, 2015

E&E News PM: Conservative group sues State Dept. for records on U.N. talks

2015-04-01T13:17:09-04:00March 31st, 2015|Conflict of Interest, FME Law, Media Coverage, State, Suits|

by Jean Chemnick E&E reporter A conservative group is suing the State Department under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for records related to possible involvement by environmental advocacy groups in the department's preparations for this year's high-stakes round of U.N. climate negotiations. The Energy & Environment Legal Institute filed suit in U.S. District Court for the [...]

31 03, 2015

Release: E&E Legal Sues State Department for Emails, Texts with Green Groups re: Climate Treaty

2016-12-11T17:07:41-05:00March 31st, 2015|"Climate Change", 2015 Paris Talks, FME Law, Green Groups, Horner, Press Releases, Scandal, Sierra Club, State, Suits, War on Coal|

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2015 Contact: Craig Richardson [email protected] 202-758-8301 E&E Legal Files Suit to Compel U.S. State Department to Produce Documents Related to its Involvement with Green Activists, Certain Records Concerning "Climate Change" and the Paris, "Kyoto II" Meetings Today, the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) filed a lawsuit to compel the U.S. [...]

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