Fuels Specification and Mobile Source Programs
Our Environmental practice covering fuels specification and mobile source programs has served refiners, gasoline blenders and importers for over two decades. We participate in every aspect of the development and implementation of the environmental regulations that govern gasoline and diesel fuel specifications nationwide. Among other things, our attorneys have litigated major cases concerning the state and federal rules governing the manufacture and distribution of clean gasoline and have worked closely with the Environmental Protection Agency to assure that our clients' interests are reflected in federal and state fuels policies. Our activities in this arena include:
- We are counselors to refiners, blenders, importers and the New York Mercantile Exchange concerning EPA's reformulated gasoline and antidumping requirements, the agency's gasoline and diesel fuel desulfurization programs, federal additives requirements, and the mobile source toxics program.
- We are advisors to refiners, blenders and importers on California Air Resources Board regulations governing gasoline and diesel fuels and assist petroleum industry participants in addressing comparable state requirements in Georgia, New York, New Jersey and elsewhere throughout the United States.
- We represent petroleum industry clients on mobile source policy matters, including renewable fuels requirements and emerging prohibitions concerning the use of additives such as MTBE.
- We have assisted foreign refiners in making sure that EPA fuels policies allow them to compete effectively in the U.S. oil markets.
- We assist refiners, importers and marketers in EPA mobile source program audits and defend them in enforcement proceedings.
- We have acted as expert witnesses in commercial proceedings involving U.S. mobile source environmental regulations.
- We have litigated critical legal issues about the relationship between federal and state laws concerning environmental fuels specifications.
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