Public Hearing Held Today on EPA’s Proposed Rule to Require Petroleum and Natural Gas Facilities to Report GHG Emissions

Climate Change

In March, we reported that the EPA signed a proposed rule that will require petroleum and natural gas facilities emitting 25,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent or more to report GHG emissions including methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide. [Click here to read prior post on this issue] EPA will hold public hearings today on the proposed rule.

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Greenberg Glusker Environmental Litigation Team Wins Court Affirmation of Culver City Moratorium on New Oil Well Drilling By PXP

Environmental Litigation

Rights of Old Oil Do Not Trump Needs of New Residents; Related CEQA Lawsuit Against LA County Set for April 5th Trial

Culver CityGreenberg Glusker today announced that the Los Angeles Superior Court has upheld the right of its client, the City of Culver City, California, to regulate expansion and intensification of new oil well drilling in order to protect its residents. In an order issued March 26, 2010, Judge James Chalfant rejected a challenge by an oil company, Plains Exploration & Production Company (PXP), which sought a writ of mandate invaliding the City’s moratorium on new drilling.

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