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Clean Air Act (CAA)

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Browner

The court upholds a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that allows a state to stop Clean Air Act (CAA) §179(a)'s 18-month countdown to imposition of sanctions when it is triggered by an EPA finding that the state failed to...

Alliance for Clean Coal v. Bayh

The court holds that provisions of Indiana's Environmental Compliance Plans Act (ECPA) that favor a utility's use of Indiana coal violate the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The ECPA allows a utility to seek an early review by...

Espinosa v. Roswell Tower, Inc.

The court holds that New Mexico's environmental agency may not bring an enforcement action in federal court to seek federalpenalties under §113 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for violations of its state implementation plan (SIP) after...

Trustees for Alaska v. Fink

The court holds that the city of Anchorage, Alaska, could condition its commitment to a transportation control measure (TCM) in Alaska's state implementation plan (SIP) on the availability of funds. To combat its long-standing air...

Alliance for Clean Coal v. Craig

The court holds that the Illinois Coal Act violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The Act requires public utilities to devise Clean Air Act (CAA) compliance plans and present them to the Illinois Commerce Commission for...