9th Circ. Won't Revisit Calif. Carbon Fuel Standard
By Keith Goldberg
Law360, New York (January 22, 2014, 10:09 PM ET) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday refused to reconsider its narrow decision backing California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard aimed at dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a ruling that trade associations and energy lobbyists argued directly conflicts with U.S. Supreme Court precedent.
The appeals court denied petitions to rehear the case en banc by trade groups, including the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, and energy lobbying outfits, including the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, saying in an order that a majority of nonrecused active judges didn’t vote in favor...