November 12, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US and China on Wednesday announced a negotiated agreement to reduce greenhouse gas output. Leaders of both countries negotiated secretly to arrive at the following pledge: The US seeks to reduce emissions by a quarter or more by 2025, while China will implement greater use of zero-emission ...[read more]
June 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday released the Clean Power Plan proposal at the direction of President Barack Obama. The plan will, for the first time, cut carbon pollution from existing power plants in an effort to protect public health and fight climate change without ...[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]
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]
July 23, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On July 23, 2010, a group of wireless communications industry officials filed a lawsuit challenging a San Francisco ordinance requiring disclosure of cellular phone radiation emission levels. In June 2010, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors had voted 10-1 to approve the ordinance, which would ...[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]
October 6, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
The EU Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general Juliane Kokott on Thursday issued an opinion stating that an EU law forcing foreign airlines using EU airports to pay fees for greenhouse gas emissions is lawful. Kokott said that the carbon emission fees do not violate international law, as several ...[read more]
September 27, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On September 27, 2006, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The occasion marked the first time that a US bill designed to restrict greenhouse gas emissions became law. The legislation was aimed at reducing emissions in the state by 25 percent ...[read more]
January 12, 2011
by Drew Singer
The state of Texas on Wednesday failed for the third time in two months at its attempts to block new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations governing greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied the state's request to block the program ...[read more]
September 27, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On September 27, 2006, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 into law, marking the approval of the first US bill designed to restrict greenhouse gas emissions. The legislation aims at bringing California into near compliance with the terms of the ...[read more]

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