Brandon Rattiner

Brandon Rattiner

Brandon Rattiner focuses his practice on energy, environmental, and technology issues. He advises clients on a variety of policy, regulatory, litigation, and business matters, and he has experience with a wide range of environmental and natural resources statutes and agencies.

Mr. Rattiner is a member of the Bar of Colorado. District of Columbia bar application pending; supervised by principals of the firm.

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Kisor v. Wilkie Creates Significant Uncertainties Regarding Deference to EPA

The Supreme Court’s much-awaited decision in Kisor v. Wilkie will have significant ramifications for the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and environmental law.  While the decision upheld the concept of Auer deference, which instructs courts to defer to agencies’ interpretations of their own regulations, it also imposed a number of limitations and restrictions on when Auer … Continue Reading

EPA and CARB Begin Reexamining Heavy-Duty Vehicle Regulations

On November 13, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI), which will decrease nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by updating the existing NOx standard for heavy-duty trucks. EPA’s announcement comes just as the California Air Resources Board (CARB) updated its Heavy-Duty On-board Diagnostic (HD OBD) requirements and prepares to implement … Continue Reading
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