Judge: LA Port's Clean Trucks Program Can Proceed

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A federal judge ruled Thursday that the Port of Los Angeles can regulate trucks that haul goods in and out of its property to reduce air pollution around the country's busiest port complex. U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder ruled that the port's Clean Trucks Program...

Michael Gerrard's Climate Change Litigation In The U.S. Chart - Columbia Law School Center For Climate Change Law

We have created a chart that displays all the climate change litigation that has been brought in the U.S. courts, plus some of the administrative cases. The chart is organized by type of case. It contains hot links to most of the decisions and, where decisions have not been rendered, to certain pleadings...

Environmentalists Sue ExxonMobil Over Air Pollution

HOUSTON - (AP) The largest U.S. oil refinery released 8 million pounds of illegal pollution in the last five years, violating federal air pollution laws thousands of times, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by environmental groups. The lawsuit against ExxonMobil is the latest by Sierra Club and Environment...

EPA Pursues Michigan's Largest Coal-Fired Plant

MONROE, Mich. - (AP) A Michigan utility spent $65 million last year replacing key parts at the state's largest coal-fired power plant. When regulators found out, they hauled the company into court for what it didn't do: Spend millions more at the same time to greatly eliminate air pollution....

TVA Paring Coal Operations, Paying $10M To Settle Lawsuits

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - (AP) The Tennessee Valley Authority over the next five years will shutter operations that account for about 16 percent if its coal-fired capacity to settle lawsuits from several states over air quality, its board said Thursday. TVA chief executive Tom Kilgore said the nation's...

Federal Court Won't Dismiss Lawsuit Against Exxon Mobil

HOUSTON - (AP) A federal court will allow environmental groups to pursue a lawsuit that accuses the largest U.S. refinery of violating federal air pollution laws thousands of times in the past five years. The U.S. District Court Southern District on Tuesday dismissed a request by Exxon Mobil Corp. to...

Supreme Court Reverses Ruling Giving States Second Chances At Emissions Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) In a 6-2 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court on April 29 reversed a District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision that states are excused from adopting implementation plans prohibiting emissions that “contribute significantly” to air pollution...