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Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Mobile Sources--Massachusetts v. EPA

July 2007

Citation: 37 ELR 10535

Issue: 7

Author: Arnold W. Reitze Jr.

Editors' Summary: The recent Supreme Court decision in Massachusetts v. EPA is predicted to have significant impacts on standing to sue, regulation pursuant to the CAA, and pending climate change cases. Arnold W. Reitze examines the Massachusetts v. EPA decision and its potential implications. In this Article, he describes the history of the litigation, the majority opinion and dissents from the Supreme Court Justices, and the decisions that EPA and Congress now face in light of this decision.

Arnold W. Reitze Jr. is the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law at the George Washington University Law School.

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