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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

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

Legal Actions Against U.S., States Claim Climate Change Is A Breach Of Public Trust
Posted on 13 May 2011 by Dianne Saxe

By Dianne Saxe, Attorney Attorneys representing groups of one or more children and young adults are filing legal actions against the US government, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia, in which they allege that the public trust doctrine requires... Read More

Marten Law On Strange Bedfellows: Administration, GOP Congressmen Urge High Court To Overrule Greenhouse Gas Ruling
Posted on 8 Mar 2011 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "Proving once again that politics makes for strange bedfellows, three prominent Republican lawmakers who have opposed EPA greenhouse gas regulation have joined the Obama Administration in urging the U.S... 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