U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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CA5 approves settlement vacating major portions of DOE’s Walk-in Freezer & Cooler Rule

August 10, 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit approved a settlement between the Department of Energy (DOE) and cooler and freezer manufacturers that required the DOE to vacate six portions of the final Walk-In Cooler and Freezer Rule and that also required DOE to establish a new review process to avoid future calculating errors.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief

April 17, 2015

The U.S. Chamber, jointly with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), filed a brief to explain why the so-called “Social Cost of Carbon Estimates” the Department of Energy employed in setting its Walk-In Cooler and Freezer Rule are fundamentally flawed and unsuitable for use in the regulatory context. Ryan Bangert and J. Mark Little of Baker Botts L.L.P. served as co-counsel to the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

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