May 28, 2014
by Ann Schober
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was justified in its decision to defer adopting new air quality standards for pollutants that contribute to acid rain. The lawsuit was brought against the EPA by the Center ...[read more]
April 16, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday upheld regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would limit mercury emissions and other hazardous pollutants from coal-fired power plants. The decision may have the effect of shutting down certain ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Tuesday in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council that water flowing through a concrete channel from different points in the river does not create a pollutant under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Justice Ruth Bader ...[read more]
January 6, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On January 6, 2009, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit rejected a final rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which would have allowed certain pesticides to be exempt from a federal permitting process for dumping into water. Both environmental and industry groups ...[read more]
November 26, 2012
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Roderick Walston of Best Best & Krieger says that municipal stormwater systems should not be held to the same lofty standards as other dischargers under the Clean Water Act because municipalities do not have ample control over the release of pollutants into passing ...[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]
September 14, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On September 14, 2009, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) began hearings in a treaty dispute between Argentina and Uruguay. Argentina argued that a pulp mill built on the Uruguay side of the Uruguay river, which divides the two countries, violates the 1975 Statute of the River Uruguay. The ...[read more]
June 4, 2010
by Ann Riley
The European Commission announced Thursday that it would pursue legal action against the UK for its failure to comply with EU air quality standards. The Directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe limits the concentrations of certain air pollutants, such as harmful airborne ...[read more]
March 14, 2010
by Andrew Wood
William J. Snape, III: While it is encouraging that China and India now recognize their important role in reducing world greenhouse pollution, neither their current commitments nor the Copenhagen Accord are answers to the most serious environmental problem the world has ever faced. The best... ...[read more]
September 24, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Maureen Martin: Former Vice President Al Gore and White House climate change czar Carol Browner, commenting on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision allowing a federal nuisance case to go ahead against six major utilities for emitting carbon dioxide, said such nuisance cases can be sto... ...[read more]

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