On June 26, 2012, a panel from the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Court unanimously upheld the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) landmark greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations, keeping intact the EPA’s authority to regulate carbon emissions from vehicle tailpipes and stationary sources.
The case is of great importance as it effectively clears the way for the EPA to proceed with its proposed rules to regulate CO2 emissions from both new power plants and from other new stationary sources, in addition to pressing ahead with new vehicle emission standards.
Environmental Law | Law
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Mark Fulton, Michael B. Gerrard, Jake Baker & Lucy Cotter,
Court Ruling Gives Green Light to EPA GHG Regulations – Positive for Natural Gas, Renewables, and Efficient Vehicles,
Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors, August 2012
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