On June 10, 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator proposed to find that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from certain classes of engines used in aircraft contribute to the air pollution that causes climate change and that endangers public health and welfare under section 231(a) of the Clean Air Act.
The US Secretary of the Interior previously announced a "Smart From the Start" initiative for Atlantic offshore wind development that is anticipated to dramatically reduce timelines for related environmental permitting.
SThe US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has published a notice of availability of its "Draft Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines," which establish a comprehensive methodology for evaluating and addressing impacts to affected species as a result of land-based wind energy projects.
On March 16, 2011, the US Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA" or the "Agency") announced its proposed "air toxics" rules to restrict emissions of mercury, arsenic, chromium, nickel, acid gases, and organics from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
On May 26, 2009, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed rulemaking (RFS NOPR) that would amend and significantly expand the regulations governing the use of renewable fuels in the transportation sector.