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]
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 27, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Beijing's No. 1 Intermediate People's Court on Thursday accepted a lawsuit filed by 37 plaintiffs seeking compensation from two Japanese companies, Mitsubishi Materials and Nippon Coke and Engineering, for forced labor during World War II. The suit alleges that the plaintiffs and their relatives ...[read more]
January 21, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
New legislation has been proposed to tighten regulations on chemical storage facilities following a chemical spill that contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginia residents. 7,500 gallons of coal-cleaning chemicals leaked from an above-ground storage tank in Charleston owned by ...[read more]
April 18, 2013
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph Marren of KStone Partners LLC continues his discussion of Caperton and the Statement and Account Clause...The Court in Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., Inc. asks not whether the judge is actually, subjectively biased, but whether the average judge in his position is " ...[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]
April 8, 2013
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph Marren of KStone Partners LLC says that, because no person is permitted to be a judge in their own case, Congress should not be able to unilaterally determine whether it is complying with the Statement and Account Clause...On June 8, 2009, the US Supreme Court, in a 5- ...[read more]
January 20, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
More than 140 nations gathered in Geneva for a UN forum agreed on Saturday to a legally binding treaty addressing the use of mercury, a metal that is infamous for its detrimental effects on health and the environment. The treaty, named the Minamata Convention on Mercury for a city in Japan that ...[read more]
April 19, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On April 19, 2011, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding whether electric utilities contributed to global warming in the case of American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut. The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit had ruled in the same case that states can sue power companies ...[read more]
October 8, 2011
by Erin Bock
A federal judge on Thursday ruled against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding its process for granting permits used by coal companies for mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia. The EPA unveiled stricter guidelines in 2009 to issue permits to companies who sought to dump fill ...[read more]

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