D.C. Circuit Decision Could Determine Reach of EPA Greenhouse Gas Rules, as appeared in Bloomberg’s BNA Daily Environment Report

Eileen Millett, Counsel in the Litigation and Health Care and Life Sciences practices, in the New York office, wrote an article titled "D.C. Circuit Decision Could Determine Reach of EPA Greenhouse Gas Rules."

Following is an excerpt:

The Environmental Protection Agency's regulations for greenhouse gases could be one of the most significant regulatory programs ever. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is expected to make a decision soon that could potentially stop, modify, or expand the extent of greenhouse gas regulation. Depending on how the court rules, entirely new classes of emitters could be subject to regulatory burdens, including small businesses. This article examines the path of EPA's regulatory program and discusses the consequences of a decision on the most critical of the agency's regulations—the Tailoring Rule.

Reproduced with permission from Daily Environment Report, 119 DEN B-1, 06/21/2012.

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