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Operating permits,§§501-507

Environment Texas Citizen Lobby, Inc. v. ExxonMobil Corp.

The Fifth Circuit vacated and remanded a lower court decision that imposed penalties against an oil company for alleged CAA permit violations at its industrial complex in Baytown, Texas. Environmental groups filed a CAA citizen suit...

Sierra Club v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Tenth Circuit held that EPA erred in denying an environmental group's petition to review the renewal of a state-issued Title V operating permit for a coal-fired power plant in Utah. The group's petition argued that EPA should object...

Environmental Integrity Project v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Fifth Circuit upheld EPA's decision to reject a challenge to a CAA Title V permit it issued for expansion of a plant in Baytown, Texas. Environmental groups requested that EPA reject the permit on the grounds that the underlying...

National Parks Conservation Ass'n v. North Dakota Department of Health

A state court upheld the North Dakota Department of Health's decision to issue an air quality permit for construction of an oil refinery less than three miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Environmental groups argued that the...

Environment Texas Citizens Lobby v. ExxonMobil Corp.

The Fifth Circuit vacated and remanded a lower court decision that imposed no penalties against an oil company for alleged CAA permit violations at its industrial complex in Baytown, Texas. An environmental group filed a CAA citizen...

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,...

National Environmental Development Ass'n's Clean Air Project v. Environmental Protection Agency,

The D.C. Circuit vacated an EPA memorandum directing regional air districts to apply different criteria when making source determinations in its Title V or new source review (NSR) permitting decisions for facilities located in areas...

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Fifth Circuit held that it lacked jurisdiction to review petitions challenging EPA's objection to three CAA Title V permits issued by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for a proposed ironmaking facility. The state...

Alaska Wilderness League v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of an environmental group's challenge to a CAA permit that allows an oil company to conduct "pollutant emitting activities" associated with a drilling vessel in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's North...

Wildearth Guardians v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Tenth Circuit affirmed an EPA order denying an environmental group's petition to object to a CAA Title V operating permit for a coal-fired power station in Colorado. In its petition for an objection, the group argued that the permit...