June 23, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Monday limited the power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gases while still leaving the agency free to do so in most cases. In Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, which was consolidated with six other cases, the court was considering ...[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]
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]
May 21, 2013
by G. Redd
The US Supreme Court declined Monday to review an Alaskan village's claims that greenhouse gas producers should be held accountable to the village for pollution that threatens its vitality. Kivalina, a village of Inupiat Eskimo natives, filed suit against 22 corporations in 2009 for damages caused ...[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]
November 13, 2012
by Sarah Posner
The EU announced Monday that it would halt for one year its policy of charging airlines for greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) for flights into and out of EU member state airports. As a result of this delay, the EU will not require airlines to pay for CO2 emissions for the entirety of 2012 and will ...[read more]
June 26, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday upheld the findings of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that heat-trapping pollutants such as carbon dioxide are endangering the public health and welfare. The court reviewed four rules: the Endangerment ...[read more]
June 15, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A judge for the Albany County State Supreme Court in New York on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging New York's membership in the multi-state climate pact, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The judge dismissed the case because it was filed too late and it failed to state ...[read more]
January 2, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 2, 2008, California filed a lawsuit against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) challenging the agency's decision to deny the state's request for a waiver that would have allowed it and 16 other states to impose stricter greenhouse gas emissions standards on cars and light ...[read more]

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