April 9, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and hazardous substances and wastes Baskut Tuncak on Wednesday called on Kazakhstan to increase protections for individuals who live in toxic areas within the country. Tuncak was on an a 14-day mission, during which he visited several cities and towns within ...[read more]
July 8, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on Monday signed legislation that will allow Missouri state officials to develop carbon dioxide pollution standards that are less rigid than those mandated by federal guidelines. The signing of the bill coincided with the release of proposed rules by the US ...[read more]
February 21, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The European Commission on Thursday commenced legal proceedings against the UK for failing to maintain air level standards. According to air pollution legislation, nitrogen dioxide limits should have been met by January 1, 2010, unless given an extension until January 1, 2015. The directive on ...[read more]
January 21, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist John Robinson Jr., University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Class of 2014 discusses the consolidated cases of EPA v. EME Homer City Generation and American Lung Association v. EME Homer City Generation, and the EPA's efforts to address cross-state air pollution...The ...[read more]
May 1, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the government has been failing to meet EU air quality standards and reached out to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for guidance. This is the first time that the court has addressed the problem with air pollution in the UK, which is the worst in the ...[read more]
August 21, 2012
by Max Slater
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overstepped its authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA) when it issued a regulation limiting power plants' emissions that cross state lines. The court ruled that the ...[read more]
December 21, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Wednesday upheld an EU law forcing foreign airlines using EU airports to pay fees for greenhouse gas emissions. The finding that the carbon emission fees do not violate international law, as several US and Canadian airlines had argued, was expected after ECJ ...[read more]
July 30, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced a proposal of new regulations on Thursday to reduce the air pollution left from gas and oil drilling operations. The new standards are updated to include wells that are hydraulically fractured as well as several other technological ...[read more]
April 27, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On April, 27, 2006, several US states, cities and environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit claiming the EPA had violated the federal Clean Air Act by failing to regulate carbon dioxide ...[read more]
July 7, 2010
by Erin Bock
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday announced a proposed rule that will reduce air pollution transported across state lines and bring delinquent areas into compliance with federal and state air quality requirements. The Transport Rule targets power plants specifically as a ...[read more]

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