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Marten Law on EPA v. EME Homer City Generation: Clean Air Act--Supreme Court Defers To EPA on Cross-State Air Pollution, Putting More Pressure on Aging Coal-Fired Power Plants (PDF)

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In this article, Svend Brandt-Erichsen of Marten Law PLLC examines the Supreme Court's decision in EPA v. EME Homer City Generation upholding EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (commonly called the Transport Rule). Along with providing a history of the Transport Rule and prior litigation, the article discusses the majority and dissenting opinions and concludes with implications of the Court's decision.


Svend Brandt-Erichsen, a partner at Marten Law PLLC, practices in Alaska and Washington, and has been an environmental lawyer for more than 20 years. He currently is advising clients on carbon management and other environmental issues associated with energy project development, including coal gasification plants. Svend has spent his career assisting petroleum, coal-based and alternative energy firms with the environmental issues associated with power development and distribution and with oil and gas production, transportation, and refining. He has represented clients in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and California.


Areas of Practice:


-Air Quality

-Climate Change/Sustainability

-Endangered Species & Natural Resources

-Environmental Litigation

-Permitting & Environmental Review

-Water Quality




-Marten Law PLLC, Seattle, WA (2008 -- Present)

-Heller Ehrman LLC, Seattle, WA (1993-2008)

-Regional Administrator, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (1991-1993)

-Legislative Director and Legislative Assistant, Senator Ted Stevens (1985-1991)




-J.D., with honors, George Washington University (1988)

-B.A., University of Colorado (1984)


Marten Law PLLC is an environmental and energy law firm advising companies and public agencies on some of the most challenging aspects of environmental, energy, land use and natural resource legal matters. With experience in nearly every aspect of environmental and energy law, the firm strives to help clients navigate the maze of federal, state and local regulations in order to resolve disputes and grow their business. Marten Law PLLC is a leading legal expert on alternative energy and climate change policy, lending content and ongoing commentary to the LexisNexis Environmental Legal Newsroom. The firm has offices in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco.


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