Tuesday, December 2, 2014

WildEarth Guardians v. McCarthy

<> WildEarth Guardians v. McCarthy - 12/1/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 12-16797. The panel affirmed the district court's dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction of plaintiff environmental groups' Clear Air Act citizen-suit action seeking to require the Environmental Protection Agency's Administrator to issue revised regulations governing ozone pollution.

Midland Power Cooperative v. FERC

<> Midland Power Cooperative v. FERC - 12/2/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 13-1184. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order directing Midland Power Cooperative, an Iowa electric utility, to "reconnect" to a wind generator within its territory. It denied Midland's petition for rehearing. Midland and joint petitioner National Rural Electric Cooperative Association ("NRECA") sought review. The Appeals Court ruled it did not have jurisdiction.