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Clean Air Act (CAA)

Motor & Equip. Mfrs. Ass'n v. Nichols

The court upholds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) decision to grant California a Clean Air Act (CAA) §209(b) waiver allowing the state to enforce its own on-board emissions diagnostic device (OBD) regulations, which...

Arrest the Incinerator Remediation, Inc. v. OHM Remediation Servs. Corp.

The court holds that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) preempts a citizens group's private state-law nuisance action against a contractor hired by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

Los Angeles, City of v. Federal Aviation Admin.

The court holds that the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) approval of the expansion of Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport does not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or the Clean Air Act (CAA). The court first...

United States v. Penn Hills, Municipality of

The court holds that a municipality is liable for diverting raw sewage from its treatment facilities and for discharging pollutants that exceeded allowable effluent limitations in violation of its national pollutant discharge...

Appalachian Power Co. v. EPA

The court upholds a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that revised and established nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission limits for Group 1, Phase II electric utility boilers as well as Group 2 boilers...

American Lung Ass'n v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to explain adequately why the physical effects felt by some asthmatics from exposure to short-term, high-level sulfur dioxide (SO2)...

South Dakota v. Yankton Sioux Tribe

The Court holds that a landfill constructed on land ceded from the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota by an 1894 Act that diminished the boundaries of the reservation is not subject to federal environmental regulation. The Court...

New York v. EPA

The court denies a petition challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) decision to grant a nitrogen oxide (NOx) reduction requirement exemption to four states abutting Lake Michigan under...

United States v. Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc.

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) selection of a total incineration remedy instead of a combination remedy during the environmental cleanup of a landfill site in Lampeer County, Michigan, is not...

Oz Tech., Inc. v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not act arbitrarily and capriciously when, under the Clean Air Act (CAA) §612(c) and its regulations, it designated a manufacturer's product an unacceptable...