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Natural Resources Defense Council v. South Coast Air Quality Management District

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of an environmental group's CAA claim challenging an air quality district's method for...

Citizens for Pa.'s Future v. Mallory

The court grants an environmental group's motion for partial summary judgment against Pennsylvania officials for failing to implement the state-enhanced vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program in 16 counties by November 15,...

LaFleur v. Whitman

The court denies a petition for review seeking reversal of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator's decision not to object to a state agency's determination that the heightened permitting requirements of the...

United States v. LTV Steel Co.

The court denies a motion to dismiss a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) civil action against a Pennsylvania steel plant for violating county air emissions regulations that are federally enforceable under the state's Clean Air...

United States v. Georgia-Pacific Corp.

The Court approves a Clean Air Act (CAA) consent decree settling a company's liability for allegedly failing to obtain appropriate permits and install appropriate pollution-control devices at 18 wood-products facilities nationwide. The...

Missouri v. United States

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not violate the U.S. Constitution's Tenth Amendment or Spending Clause by imposing Clean Air Act (CAA) offset and highway sanctions against Missouri for its failure...

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...

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...