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Supreme Court Reverses Ruling Giving States Second Chances At Emissions Plans
Posted on 29 Apr 2014 by Shane Dilworth

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... Read More

Michael Gerrard's Climate Change Litigation In The U.S. Chart - Columbia Law School Center For Climate Change Law
Posted on 28 Sep 2010 by Michael B Gerrard

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... Read More

Judge: LA Port's Clean Trucks Program Can Proceed
Posted on 27 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

TVA Paring Coal Operations, Paying $10M To Settle Lawsuits
Posted on 15 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Federal Court Won't Dismiss Lawsuit Against Exxon Mobil
Posted on 10 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

EPA Pursues Michigan's Largest Coal-Fired Plant
Posted on 28 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Environmentalists Sue ExxonMobil Over Air Pollution
Posted on 14 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More