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High Court Will Review Climate Change Lawsuit
Posted on 7 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) In a new case about climate change, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal from electric utilities that are trying to short-circuit an effort by states to force cuts in power plant emissions. The court agreed Monday to consider... 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

Solicitor General Supports Utility Petition For Certiorari From Climate Change Common Law Nuisance Ruling
Posted on 10 Nov 2010 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "In a brief filed last August, the Solicitor General has urged the Supreme Court to accept review of the Second Circuit's decision in Connecticut v. American Electric Power Co. ( AEP )," writes... Read More

Comparing Electric Utilities’ Briefs In American Electric Power Co. Inc. v. Connecticut
Posted on 11 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By Julia Ciardullo, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School On January 31, 2011, five investor-owned utilities[1] (Petitioners) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), an electric utility owned by the US government, filed separate... Read More

Alston & Bird LLP's Jonathan Wells On The Suprme Court's American Electric Power Ruling
Posted on 22 Jul 2011 by Jonathan Wells

By Jonathan Wells , Senior Associate, Alston & Bird LLP The United States Supreme Court has ruled that federal courts cannot use the federal common law of nuisance to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. In American Electric Power v. Connecticut... Read More