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American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers v. O'Keeffe

The Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of oil and trucking industry groups' challenge to Oregon's Clean Fuels Program, which regulates production and sale of transportation fuels based on greenhouse gas emissions. The groups argued...

United States v. Gunselman

The Fifth Circuit upheld an individual's sentence and conviction for wire fraud, money laundering, and CAA violations for selling false renewable fuel credits. The individual represented to EPA and to fuel companies seeking to purchase...

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers v. O'Keeffe

A district court upheld Oregon's clean fuels program, which seeks to reduce lifecycle emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from transportation fuels by 10% over a 10-year period. Trade associations argued that the program was...

Hermes Consolidated, LLC v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit vacated and remanded an EPA decision denying an oil refinery's request to extend its exemption from the Agency's renewable fuels program. The program requires oil refineries to meet annual obligations concerning the...

Delta Construction Co. v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit dismissed petitions challenging EPA's and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) coordinated rules governing the greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy of cars and trucks. One group of...

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit dismissed automobile industry groups' petition challenging an EPA rule intended to mitigate the misfueling of vehicles and engines with gasoline containing greater than 10% ethanol (E10). Among other measures, the rule...

Monroe Energy, LLC v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit upheld EPA's renewable fuels standard (RFS) for 2013. Because EPA reduced the cellulosic ethanol blending requirement for 2013 but not the total renewable fuel volume, petroleum refiners filed suit arguing the rule...

American Petroleum Institute v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit vacated EPA's 2012 projection of cellulosic biofuel production under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program. As part of the RFS program, CAA §211(o)(7)(D)(i) requires EPA to determine the "projected volume of...

Grocery Manufacturers Ass'n v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit held that trade associations for the engine, petroleum, and food industries lack standing to challenge two EPA decisions approving the introduction of E15—a blend of gasoline and 15 percent ethanol—for use in select...

Peters v. American Honda Motor Co.

A California court overturned a small claims court's grant of damages in favor of a woman who filed suit against an automobile manufacturer for making fraudulent claims about her hybrid car's fuel economy and performance. The...