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Weekly Cases Update Volume 47, Issue 19

Clean Air Council v. Pruitt

ELR 20084
17-1145 (D.C. Cir., July 2017)

The D.C. Circuit held that EPA must continue to enforce methane emissions regulations implemented by the previous administration. In 2016, an EPA regulation required oil and gas companies to find and fix leaking methane. The measure requires companies to upgrade equipment at the sites to better...

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Employers Ins. of Wausau v. McGraw Edison Co.

ELR 20086
16-1264 (6th Cir., June 2017)

The Sixth Circuit held that a battery company did not waive insurance coverage in connection with a battery storage facility in New Jersey because of a settlement with its insurance company decades prior. The battery company acquired another company and discovered that several of its factories...

Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

Murray Energy Corp. v. EPA

ELR 20085
16-2432, 17-1093 & 17-1170 (4th Cir., June 2017)

The Fourth Circuit held that it does not have jurisdiction to determine whether EPA violated the CAA when the agency failed to conduct continuing evaluations of potential loss or shifts of employment before implementing regulations. In 2014, several coal companies brought suit against EPA,...

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Miller v. Mississippi Resources, LLC

ELR 20083
5:17-cv-41-DCB-MTP (W.D. Miss., June 2017)

A district court held that a Mississippi landowner is not entitled to an injunction to stop alleged contamination from oil and gas production activities on his property. The landowner's property is subject to certain mineral leases, rights of way, and surface agreements allowing a company access...

Land Use (generally)