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]
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]
September 23, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed on Friday the dismissal of the Alaskan village of Kivalina's nuisance claims against energy companies for greenhouse emissions it claimed contributed to global warming and threatened its existence. Kivalina brought suit against 22 energy ...[read more]
June 14, 2012
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Hua Wang, Northwestern University School of Law Class of 2012, writes on the need for policies that combine market incentives with outright prohibitions to achieve enforcement and compliance with international environmental regimes...Climate change threatens catastrophic ...[read more]
December 17, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
California's Air Resources Board on Thursday approved measures that will provide incentives to companies and factories that decrease their greenhouse gas emissions. The provisions are envisaged under Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32) and include a permit system in which companies are allotted a quota of ...[read more]
April 2, 2010
by Jonathan Cohen
Canadian Minister of the Environment Jim Prentice on Thursday proposed a new set of regulations aimed to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted from vehicles. The new standards will apply to cars and light truck models starting in 2011. The standards will differ based on the footprints of cars ( ...[read more]
December 7, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday a finding that greenhouse gases threaten public health and the environment. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson signed two separate findings Monday: that greenhouse gases threaten the public health and welfare of current and future gener... ...[read more]

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