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Legal News
21 May 2013
by G. Redd

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] declined [order list, PDF] Monday to review an Alaskan village's claims that greenhouse gas producers should be held accountable to the village for pollution that threatens its vitality. Kivalina, a village of Inupiat Eskimo natives, filed suit [complaint PDF] against 22 corporations in … [read more]

Legal News
23 Sep 2012
by Cynthia Miley

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] affirmed [opinion, PDF] on Friday the dismissal of the Alaskan village of Kivalina's nuisance claims against energy companies for greenhouse emissions it claimed contributed to global warming and threatened its existence. Kivalina brought suit against 22 energy corporations, … [read more]

Legal News
21 Aug 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website] overstepped its authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA) [text, PDF] when it issued a regulation limiting power plants' emissions that cross state lines. … [read more]

Legal News
20 Aug 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] on Friday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website] acted lawfully when it approved a plan to increase the amount of ethanol in gasoline. The EPA approved the introduction of a fuel … [read more]

Student Commentary
3 Jul 2012

JURIST Senior Editor Kimberly Bennett, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2014, posits that human rights violations taking place in rural, economically disadvantaged communities are most likely to be reconciled through the harmonization of corporations and the locality they inhabit... (Her opinions are not intended to represent those … [read more]

Legal News
27 Jul 2005
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] An energy bill likely to pass the US House and Senate this week with the support of President Bush includes over $8.5 billion in tax incentives, loan guarantees, and other subsidies for energy companies. Conservation and efficiency groups are slated to receive $1.3 billion in benefits with another $3 … [read more]

Legal News
15 Apr 2005
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] In Friday's environmental law news, a number of environmental groups have filed a complaint [not yet online] in federal court in San Francisco that alleges 14 government agencies have violated the US Energy Policy Act [DoE factpage], which requires that 75 percent of the new cars and light trucks … [read more]

Legal News
13 Apr 2005
by Christina Gheen

[JURIST] The US House Ways and Means Committee [official website] approved a massive energy bill Wednesday. The Enhanced Energy Infrastructure and Technology Tax Act of 2005 [text and background materials] includes industrial tax breaks, extends the use of ethanol for farmers, and gives authorization for oil drilling in an Alaska … [read more]

Legal News
1 Mar 2005
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] In Tuesday's environmental law brief, the DuPont Co. [corporate website] has settled a complaint for $ 106.7M for polluting local drinking water around Parkersburg, West Virginia with the chemical C8. C8 is used for the manufacture of Teflon. The money will be used in a study to determine whether … [read more]

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