September 4, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The EU's top court ruled Thursday that France had failed to fulfill its obligation to improve the quality of its groundwater, marking the third time since 2001 the European Court of Justice has ordered France to strengthen its regulations. The ruling says that French laws have not done enough to ...[read more]
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]
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 29, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-2 Tuesday in Environmental Protection Agency v. EME Homer City Generation that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not overstep its authority when it issued a regulation limiting power plants' emissions that cross state lines. The US Court of Appeals for the ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Neil Devlin
The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 passed both houses of Congress by large margins and was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in response to the Exxon Valdez spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska. It mandates detailed clean-up plans from oil companies and requires monies to be set aside for ...[read more]
February 21, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The European Commission on Thursday commenced legal proceedings against the UK for failing to maintain air level standards. According to air pollution legislation, nitrogen dioxide limits should have been met by January 1, 2010, unless given an extension until January 1, 2015. The directive on ...[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]
November 13, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
An Ecuadorian court on Wednesday ordered Chevron to pay USD $9.51 billion in fines and legal fees. This was a significant reduction from the previous $18 billion judgment. The lawsuit, brought by the Amazon Defense Front, arises out of Chevron's drilling for oil in Ecuador and the resulting ...[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]
May 1, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the government has been failing to meet EU air quality standards and reached out to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for guidance. This is the first time that the court has addressed the problem with air pollution in the UK, which is the worst in the ...[read more]

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