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The Cost Of Environmental Damage: Refineries, Pesticide Manufacturer Pay Out $150 Million In Recent Settlements Of Separate Suits
Posted on 20 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

While the Gulf Oil Spill has communities and government agencies focusing on mitigation and prevention, not to mention restitution, the United States is joining with states around the country to ensure that environmental laws are being enforced for everyday... Read More

Government Urges Dismissal Of Carbon Dioxide Lawsuits
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 by Samantha Drake

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The federal government on Aug. 25 asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a lower court decision to reinstate two lawsuits seeking to limit carbon dioxide emissions, arguing that new greenhouse gas regulations have displaced... Read More

High Court Hears Arguments On EPA’s Ability To Regulate Greenhouse Gases
Posted on 25 Feb 2014 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 24 heard oral arguments on whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its bounds by regulating greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources such as power plants... Read More

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

EPA's Greenhouse Gas Rules Unanimously Backed By Federal Appeals Court
Posted on 26 Jun 2012 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A panel of the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 26 found that rules and findings by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars, light trucks and... Read More

High Court Hears Arguments Over States' Lawsuits Against Power Companies
Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 19 heard oral arguments over whether it should uphold a Second Circuit ruling reinstating two lawsuits brought by eight states seeking to limit emissions from five power companies under... Read More

Clean Trucks Battle Heads To Los Angeles Court
Posted on 20 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES – (AP) The battle over whether the Port of Los Angeles can regulate trucks that haul goods in and out of its property is heading to court. Opening statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday in a federal lawsuit pitting the trucking industry... Read More

Federal Court Reverses TVA Emissions Ruling
Posted on 26 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND Va. - (AP) A federal appeals court in Virginia has reversed a judge's ruling requiring the nation's largest public utility to promptly install upgraded emission controls at four coal-fired power plants. Three of the Tennessee Valley Authority... Read More

Texas, EPA Fight Over Regulations Grows Fierce
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) A longstanding tit-for-tat between Texas and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over how to regulate pollution has grown fierce in recent months, leaving industry frustrated and allowing some plants and refineries to spew more toxic... Read More

Supreme Court Casts Doubt On States' Global Warming Lawsuit
Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday about allowing states to sue electric utilities to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Both conservative and liberal justices questioned whether a federal... Read More

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