Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Aera Energy LLC v. FERC

<> Aera Energy LLC v. FERC – 6/16/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 13-1138 & 13-1303. Petitioners Aera Energy LLC and several other natural gas and transportation companies seek review of different aspects of seven orders issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission during rate proceedings. 

     The Appeals Court concludes that the Commission complied with the Natural Gas Act and court precedents and responded meaningfully to petitioners' objections and articulated a rational explanation for its decisions -- the petitions are denied.

Volvo Powertrain Corp v. United States

<> Volvo Powertrain Corp v. United States - 6/15/15. In the U.S. Supreme Court, Docket No. 14-748. Appealed from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. (12-5234). Petition denied. Regarding a $72 million in penalties against Petitioner for 7,262 engines that were neither built nor sold in America, and whether EPA exercised extraterritorial enforcement authority not granted to it under the Clean Air Act