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]
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]
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 7, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The US on Thursday became the first country to ratify the Minamata Convention, which seeks to bring down emissions and releases of mercury, prompting praise from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). There are currently 93 signatories to the convention, but the US is the only country to have ...[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 15, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The US Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to rule on the federal government's power to regulate certain greenhouse gases. The court granted petitions for certiorari in six related cases, consolidating them and limiting the grant to the following question: "Whether EPA permissibly determined that its ...[read more]
September 19, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday that California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard does not violate the Dormant Commerce Clause. The regulation requires reduction of carbon emissions for fuels. Emissions are measured by a "lifecycle analysis," which includes production and ...[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]
March 7, 2013
by Keith Herting
The EU General Court on Thursday ruled against Poland in an appeal challenging the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS) mechanism for distributing free-carbon permits. Poland had claimed that the law was inequitable in its effect as it failed to take into consideration the energy portfolio of each ...[read more]

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