June 23, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Monday limited the power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gases while still leaving the agency free to do so in most cases. In Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, which was consolidated with six other cases, the court was considering ...[read more]
November 4, 2013
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Asch, Vermont Law School Class of 2014, discusses United Air Regulatory Group v. EPA and argues that the petitioners lack standing to challenge EPA's controversial rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources ...In Utility Air Regulatory Group v. ...[read more]
October 15, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The US Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to rule on the federal government's power to regulate certain greenhouse gases. The court granted petitions for certiorari in six related cases, consolidating them and limiting the grant to the following question: "Whether EPA permissibly determined that its ...[read more]
January 29, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On January 29, 2010, US President Barack Obama ordered the federal government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% by 2020. The reduction order followed a December 2009 announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that greenhouse gases threatened both public health and the ...[read more]
November 13, 2012
by Sarah Posner
The EU announced Monday that it would halt for one year its policy of charging airlines for greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) for flights into and out of EU member state airports. As a result of this delay, the EU will not require airlines to pay for CO2 emissions for the entirety of 2012 and will ...[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]
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]
December 21, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Wednesday upheld an EU law forcing foreign airlines using EU airports to pay fees for greenhouse gas emissions. The finding that the carbon emission fees do not violate international law, as several US and Canadian airlines had argued, was expected after ECJ ...[read more]
December 19, 2011
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler of Webster University and the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, both in Geneva, Switzerland, says that there is significant evidence that the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol violates international law by failing ...[read more]
November 18, 2011
by Cody Harding
On November 18, 2008, the UK House of Commons gave final approval to the Climate Change Bill, which mandated that the UK must cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. It was the first binding legislation of its kind and created a Committee on Climate Change to advise the government on ...[read more]

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