April 16, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday upheld regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would limit mercury emissions and other hazardous pollutants from coal-fired power plants. The decision may have the effect of shutting down certain ...[read more]
February 24, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday on the federal government's power to regulate certain greenhouse gases. In United Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, which was consolidated with six other cases, the court has limited the grant of review to the following issue: Whether the Environmental ...[read more]
December 11, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in two cases. In the consolidated cases of Environmental Protection Agency v. EME Homer City Generation and American Lung Association v. EME Homer City Generation the court is considering the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...[read more]
November 4, 2013
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Asch, Vermont Law School Class of 2014, discusses United Air Regulatory Group v. EPA and argues that the petitioners lack standing to challenge EPA's controversial rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources ...In Utility Air Regulatory Group v. ...[read more]
October 28, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The US Attorney for the District of New Jersey filled charges Monday against a UK national for allegedly hacking into thousands of computer systems operated by the US government. The accused, Lauri Love and three unnamed co-conspirators are accused of infiltrating the computer systems of numerous ...[read more]
September 15, 2013
by Julie Deisher
A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania ruled Friday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acted within its authority to work with six states and Washington, DC, in promulgating the Final Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load for Nitrogen, Phosphorus ...[read more]
September 11, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane filed criminal charges on Tuesday against XTO Energy, an Exxon Mobil subsidiary based in Fort Worth, Texas, related to a spill of more than 50,000 gallons of chemical-laced wastewater in 2010. Having already been fined $100,000 by the Environmental ...[read more]
April 14, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On April 14, 2006, Judge Robert Collins of the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts ordered the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to release internal documents pertaining to the controversial Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR). The goal of the CAMR was to permanently cap and ...[read more]
March 29, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can suspend power plant construction projects before project completion based on evidence that a plant is underestimating the extent to which the project will affect its aggregate pollutant ...[read more]
January 29, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On January 29, 2010, US President Barack Obama ordered the federal government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% by 2020. The reduction order followed a December 2009 announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that greenhouse gases threatened both public health and the ...[read more]

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