September 20, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A report by Rights and Resources on Wednesday warned of the growing pressure for land and resources that threatens communities dependent on tropical forests. The report will be presented at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. There has been longstanding demand from indigenous peoples for ...[read more]
July 8, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on Monday signed legislation that will allow Missouri state officials to develop carbon dioxide pollution standards that are less rigid than those mandated by federal guidelines. The signing of the bill coincided with the release of proposed rules by the US ...[read more]
July 1, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition for certiorari in an appeal from the US Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit decision that California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard does not violate the Dormant Commerce Clause. The regulation requires reduction of carbon emissions for fuels. Emissions ...[read more]
June 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday released the Clean Power Plan proposal at the direction of President Barack Obama. The plan will, for the first time, cut carbon pollution from existing power plants in an effort to protect public health and fight climate change without ...[read more]
September 19, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday that California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard does not violate the Dormant Commerce Clause. The regulation requires reduction of carbon emissions for fuels. Emissions are measured by a "lifecycle analysis," which includes production and ...[read more]
March 7, 2013
by Keith Herting
The EU General Court on Thursday ruled against Poland in an appeal challenging the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS) mechanism for distributing free-carbon permits. Poland had claimed that the law was inequitable in its effect as it failed to take into consideration the energy portfolio of each ...[read more]
December 10, 2012
by Fangxing Li
JURIST Guest Columnist Michael Fico, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2013, is the author of the fourteenth article in a 15-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. He discusses the federal common law public nuisance's place after Supreme ...[read more]
June 26, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday upheld the findings of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that heat-trapping pollutants such as carbon dioxide are endangering the public health and welfare. The court reviewed four rules: the Endangerment ...[read more]
June 15, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A judge for the Albany County State Supreme Court in New York on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging New York's membership in the multi-state climate pact, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The judge dismissed the case because it was filed too late and it failed to state ...[read more]
June 7, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has signed a climate change bill that will introduce sweeping environmental reform. The bill requires the country to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2020, requires 35 percent of its energy come form renewable sources by 2024, requires mandatory ...[read more]

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