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Washington Environmental Council v. Sturdevant

A district court held that Washington state must establish reasonably available control technology (RACT) for greenhouse gas emissions. Based on its plain language, the RACT provision contained in Washington's federally approved SIP...

Polar Bear Endangered Species Act Listing

A district court held that the FWS violated NEPA, but not the ESA, when it issued a special rule that specifies the protective mechanisms that apply to the polar bear as a result of its threatened status. In May 2008, the FWS listed the...

AES Corp. v. Steadfast Insurance Co.

A Virginia appellate court held that under Virginia law, an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify an energy company in an underlying lawsuit brought by a native Alaskan village for damages allegedly caused by global warming...

Amigos Bravos v. United States Bureau of Land Management

A district court held that environmental groups lack standing to challenge BLM's approval of two quarterly oil and gas lease sales under the APA, NEPA, FLPMA, and the Mineral Leasing Act. The groups claimed that BLM failed to...

American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut

The U.S. Supreme Court held that the CAA displaces any federal common law right to seek abatement of carbon dioxide...

Genon Mid-Atlantic, LLC v. Montgomery County, Maryland

The Fourth Circuit held that the Tax Injunction Act does not bar the owner of a power plant from challenging an...

Association of Irritated Residents v. California Air Resources Board

A California court ordered the California Air Resources Board to set aside its "functional equivalent document" and...

Chamber of Commerce v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit denied a petition for review challenging EPA's decision granting California a waiver from federal preemption under the...

Association of Irritated Residents v. California Air Resources Board

A California court ordered the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to set aside its "functional equivalent document" that evaluates the environmental consequences of its climate change scoping plan and to enjoin implementation...

Association of Irritated Residents v. California Air Resources Board

A California court issued a tentative ruling that would require the California Air Resources Board to set aside its "functional equivalent document" that evaluates the environmental consequences of its climate change scoping plan...