Sunday, August 26, 2012

In Case You Missed it, August 20-26

The Romney campaign released its energy plan, which calls for expanded offshore drilling and a larger state role in fossil fuel extraction from federal lands.

A divided D.C. Circuit panel overturned EPA’s cross-state air pollution rule. 

Another D.C. Circuit panel dismissed (on standing grounds) a food industry challenge to EPA’s decision to increase the allowable ethanol content of gasoline.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Fish and Wildlife Service’s incidental take regulations for oil and gas exploration in the Chukchi Sea.

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee held that the Tennessee Valley Authority was liable for the 2008 coal ash spill in Kingston, Tennessee.

The Cape Wind project cleared another hurdle with an approval (its fourth) from the FAA.

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