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Air (generally)

BCCA Appeal Group, Inc. v. City of Houston

The Supreme Court of Texas held that the Texas Clean Air Act and the Act’s enforcement mechanisms in the Texas Water Code preempt a Houston air-quality ordinance. The Houston ordinance’s enforcement provisions are inconsistent with the...

American Trucking Ass'ns v. Los Angeles, City of

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down portions of the Los Angeles port's "Clean Truck Program," which was designed in part to reduce emissions related to port operations, including emissions from trucks. The concession agreements...

American Tradition Institute Environmental Law Center v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court dismissed a nonprofit group's lawsuit seeking to halt EPA studies that expose humans to fine particulate matter. The challenged EPA conduct does not constitute final agency action. EPA's alleged failure to comply with...

Aviation Emissions: Equitable Measures Under the EU ETS

The EU resolved, beginning in 2012, to begin application of its emissions trading system to flights landing in or departing EU territory—including international flights. The decision was met with strong resistance from the international...

W.M. Barr & Co. v. South Coast Air Quality Management Dist.

A California appellate court upheld a local air district rule that requires manufacturers of consumer paint thinner and solvent products to limit the use of ozone-forming volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in their products. The...

American Coatings Ass'n v. South Coast Air Quality District,

The California Supreme Court upheld an air district's technology-forcing rules that limit certain pollution-causing substances in paints and coatings. A paint association argued that the air district failed to show that technology...

Southern California Gas Co. v. South Coast Air Quality Management District

A California appellate court affirmed a lower court decision denying a natural gas company's petition challenging an air district rule requiring the company to monitor, record, and report changes in the quality of natural gas and air...

American Trucking Ass'ns v. City of Los Angeles

The Ninth Circuit reversed in part a lower court decision upholding a "Clean Truck Program" adopted by a California port designed in part to reduce emissions related to port operations, including emissions from trucks. The concession...

Amigos Bravos v. United States Bureau of Land Management,

A district court denied environmental groups' petition for review challenging BLM's and the U.S. Forest Service's approval of several oil and gas lease sales in the San Juan Basin of northern New Mexico. The groups, who were concerned...

Sierra Club v. Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

The Wyoming Supreme Court upheld a state-issued air quality permit authorizing a power plant's construction of a proposed coal-to-liquid facility and an associated underground coal mine. The court rejected an environmental group's...