Description: Challenge to EPA’s decision not to add greenhouse gas emissions to new source performance standards for petroleum refineries.
New York v. EPA
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 12/23/2010 Settlement Agreement Download Parties agreed to a settlement agreement pursuant to which EPA would take action to set greenhouse gas emission standards for EPA announced that it had reached agreements in two lawsuits to propose sector-wide GHG emissions controls for electric utilities and petroleum refineries. The agreements call for EPA to propose revisions to new source performance standards and emissions guidelines for the industries, which include limits on GHGs. The new source performance standards will apply to new and modified facilities, while the emissions guidelines will apply to existing facilities. Under the agreement with refineries (under lead case American Petroleum Institute v. EPA), EPA must propose the new standards by December 15, 2011 and finalize them by November 15, 2012. 08/25/2008 Complaint Complaint filed. Twelve states, New York City and the District of Columbia allege that EPA violated the Act by declining to add greenhouse gas emissions to the new source performance standards for petroleum refineries. EPA declined to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from refineries when it issued the performance standards in June, saying that the pending rulemaking on regulating such gases under the Act would address whether emissions from refineries and other stationary sources should be regulated.