Description: Challenge to EPA’s decision declining to regulate GHG emissions from power plants and steam generating units.
New York v. EPA
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 06/23/2011 Settlement Agreement Download Settlement agreement modified to extend EPA's deadline for publishing proposed standards. 12/23/2010 Settlement Agreement Download Plaintiffs and EPA reached settlement under which EPA would propose greenhouse gas performance standards for new and modified electric generating units. 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 concerning electric power plants, EPA must propose the new standards by July 26, 2011 and finalize them by May 26, 2012. 09/24/2007 Order Download Remanded to EPA for consideration in light of Massachusetts v. EPA. 09/13/2006 Opinion Download Greenhouse gas issue severed, assigned new docket number, and held in abeyance pending Supreme Court decision in Massachusetts v. EPA. 04/27/2006 Complaint Complaint filed.