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Kansas v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, dismissed a petition challenging an EPA computer model that states must use to estimate motor vehicle emissions when developing their strategies to comply with the CAA. Kansas and Nebraska,...

Energy Future Coalition v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit upheld an EPA regulation that requires automobile manufacturers to use "commercially available" fuel when testing the emissions of new vehicles under the CAA. Several producers of E30, a fuel that contains 30% ethanol,...

H.R. 1736, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 704, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 21, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 875, Committee Action

ELR Congressional Update

Iowa: Sustainability

ELR State Update Item

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

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...

Klein v. United States Department of Energy

ELR Case

The Sixth Circuit held that DOE's environmental review of a proposed plant that would convert lumber into ethanol complied with NEPA. The company that plans to build the plant sought financial assistance from DOE, which is directed to...

Monroe Energy, LLC v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

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...