May 10, 2014
by G. Redd
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday rejected a challenge to new Environmental Protection Agency standards for manufacturing plant air pollutant output. The petitioners had requested review of a final rule by the EPA regarding minimum National Ambient Air Quality ...[read more]
April 14, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On April 14, 2006, Judge Robert Collins of the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts ordered the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to release internal documents pertaining to the controversial Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR). The goal of the CAMR was to permanently cap and ...[read more]
March 29, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can suspend power plant construction projects before project completion based on evidence that a plant is underestimating the extent to which the project will affect its aggregate pollutant ...[read more]
August 21, 2012
by Max Slater
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overstepped its authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA) when it issued a regulation limiting power plants' emissions that cross state lines. The court ruled that the ...[read more]
August 14, 2012
by Max Slater
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exceeded its legal authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA) when it disapproved a Texas plan to issue permits under the Act. Texas implemented an environmental plan known as a Flexible Permit ...[read more]
June 20, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On June 20, 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled in the case of American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, deciding that there is no standing for claims made under federal common law of nuisance relating to the contribution to climate by electric utilities. The case involved land trusts, power ...[read more]
January 2, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 2, 2008, California filed a lawsuit against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) challenging the agency's decision to deny the state's request for a waiver that would have allowed it and 16 other states to impose stricter greenhouse gas emissions standards on cars and light ...[read more]
June 20, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Clean Air Act displace claims made under the federal common law of nuisance regarding whether electric utilities contributed to global warming. The court ruled ...[read more]
November 2, 2010
by Julia Zebley
The Administrative Tribunal of Versailles on Tuesday cancelled an order refusing a residency permit to Agathe Habyarimana, widow of assasinated Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, ordering that her application be reconsidered. The reconsideration gives Habyarimana more time to defend against ...[read more]
August 2, 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday reversed a lower court ruling that had dismissed a discrimination lawsuit filed by more than 200 African-American members of the Capitol Police in 2001. The issue involved whether the officers had adequately pursued mediation ...[read more]

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