Facing An Ad Hoc GHG Emission Limit

Law360, New York (December 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- This article provides some considerations when seeking permit approvals and defending enforcement actions where an environmental group, a state, or even the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (in a new presidential administration) attempts to impose an ad hoc greenhouse gas (GHG) emission limit.

Such lawsuits are part of a growing reaction to inaction on climate change at the federal level. The filing and success of such lawsuits are another attempt to convince the industry that greenhouse gas emission reduction is inevitable; therefore, the more cost-effective approach is...
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