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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...

National Petrochemical & Refiners Ass'n v. EPA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denies petitioners' challenge to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule requiring drastic reductions in exhaust emissions from diesel trucks and buses beginning...

Exxon Mobil Corp. v. EPA

The court upholds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) approval of the Nevada Clean Air Act (CAA) state implementation plan (SIP) revision that requires gasoline sold in the wintertime in Clark County, Nevada, which is a...

George E. Warren Corp. v. EPA

The court denies petitions to review a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that conditionally allows foreign gasoline refiners to establish and use individual baselines reflecting their 1990 gasoline fuel property levels,...