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Oklahoma v. McCarthy

A district court held that it lacks jurisdiction over Oklahoma's lawsuit against EPA challenging its proposed emission standards for coal-fired power plants. The state argues that the proposed emission standards, if adopted as a final...

In re Murray Energy Corp.

The D.C. Circuit dismissed petitions for review challenging EPA's anticipated rule restricting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. On June 18, 2014, EPA proposed a rule to restrict CO2 emissions from existing coal...

Coalition for Responsible Regulation, Inc. v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, No. 12-1146, 44 ELR 20132...

Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Supreme Court held that EPA's regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new motor vehicles did not automatically trigger the CAA's permitting requirements for stationary sources that emit GHGs. The Court, therefore,...

PT Air Watchers v. State

The Washington Supreme Court upheld the state environmental agency's determination that an EIS was not necessary for a proposed biomass cogeneration project at a kraft pulp and paper mill. An environmental group argued that by not...

Washington Environmental Council v. Bellon

The Ninth Circuit refused to rehear a case in which it previously ruled that environmental groups lacked standing to compel the Washington State Department of...

Coalition for Responsible Regulation, Inc. v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit denied a petition for rehearing of an earlier decision in which it upheld four EPA rulemakings governing greenhouse gases. EPA issued the rules following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Massachusetts v. EPA...

Coalition for Responsible Regulation v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit upheld four EPA rulemakings governing greenhouse gases. EPA issued the rules following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Massachusetts v. EPA, 549 U.S. 497 (2007), in which the Court clarified that...

Green Mountain Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Jeep v. Dalmasse

The court denied Vermont's motion to dismiss automobile manufacturers' claims that the state's greenhouse gas regulations are either preempted by or violate the Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. Vermont's...