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Zero Zone, Inc. v. United States Department of Energy, 832 F.3d 654 (7th Cir. 2016)

Zero Zone, Inc. v. United States Department of Energy, 832 F.3d 654 (7th Cir. 2016).

 

Zero Zone, Inc. (Zero Zone), a small business specializing in commercial refrigeration equipment (CRE), and others, petitioned for review of rules published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aimed at improving energy efficiency in manufacturing. 

 

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Juliana v. United States

On 17 January 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed orders of the Oregon District Court and remanded the case with instructions for the District Court to dismiss the case for lack of Article III standing. Two judges on a three-judge panel found the plaintiffs did not establish their claims were redressable by the courts.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs have announced that they will request a full Ninth Circuit review of this decision.

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Montana Environmental Information Center v. Montana Department of Environmental Quality

In Montana Environmental, Bull Mountain Development Company proposed to build a coal-fired power plant near a Class I area, which included parks, wilderness areas, and an Indian reservation. Id. at 512. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the federal land manager (FLM), which is directly responsible for managing a Class I area, determined that the proposed coal-fired plant would adversely impact the visibility of a Class I area.

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In the Matter of Application of Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Cliffside)

In the Matter of Application of Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Cliffside), Order Granting Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with Conditions, NC PUC, Docket No. E-7, Sub 790 

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In re: Petition for determination of need for Glades Power Park Units 1 and 2

In re: Petition for determination of need for Glades Power Park Units 1 and 2 electrical power plants in Glades County, by Florida Power & Light Company, Docket No. 070098-EI Order No. PSC-07-0557-FOF-EI (2 July 2007)

 

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In the Matter of the Further Investigation into Environmental and Socioeconomic Costs (MN)

In the Matter of the Further Investigation into Environmental and Socioeconomic Costs Under Minnesota Statutes Section 216B.2422, Subdivision 3, OAH 80-2500-31888, MPUC E-999/CI-14-643, Minn. Office of Admin. Hearings.

 

[Note: This decision is only a recommendation that the MPUC is not obligated to follow.]

 

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Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje

Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje [2015] SCC 42 (September 4, 2015)
Supreme Court of Canada   

Ecuadorian citizens who obtained a multi-billion dollar judgment against Chevron Corporation (Chevron) for extensive environmental pollution caused by oil operations in Ecuador brought an action to recognize and enforce the judgment in Canada.  Chevron sought to dismiss the case, claiming the Canadian court did not have jurisdiction. 

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Yount v. Salazar

Yount v. Salazar, Case No. CV11-8171 PCT-DGC (D. Ariz. 2014)
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

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