Opponents of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas regulations have turned to the Supreme Court to hear their pleas.
Industry groups, states and trade associations filed a number of petitions with the court by Saturday's deadline to appeal the rejection of challenges by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia last year.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Friday that a new Environmental Protection Agency lawsuit disclosure policy will help it and other groups intervene in lawsuits intended to force new regulations.
Bill Kovacs, a chamber senior vice president, said the EPA's decision to post weekly updates of notices to sue the agency came after multiple Freedom of Information Act requests by the chamber for the information.
The American Petroleum Institute and the Chamber of Commerce told federal judges the European Union's rule to require oil companies to disclosure payments to foreign governments does not justify a similar Security and Exchange Commission rule, The Hill reports.
Advocates of the Security and Exchange Commission's rule that requires oil and mining companies to disclose payments to foreign governments have begun to cite the European Union's passage of a similar rule in legal arguments, The Hill reports.
A group of business organizations led by the Chamber of Commerce called on Congress to prohibit the so-called "sue and settle" process that allows regulations to be implemented without traditional research and public comment, The Hill reports.
Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe switched his position on offshore drilling of the state's coast, supporting a pro-drilling bill introduced by Virginia's Democratic senators, The Washington Post reports.
Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer urged NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane to complete an investigation and hold a public hearing before allowing the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to restart, Southern California Public Radio reports.