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California Dump Truck Owners Ass'n v. Nichols

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a trucking association's federal preemption challenge to a California environmental regulation on diesel trucks. The regulation requires heavy-duty diesel trucks, whose emissions contribute...

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...

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...

Hardesty v. Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District

A California appellate court affirmed a lower court decision dismissing a petition challenging an air district's abatement order directing the owners of an open-pit mining operation to cease operation of the central plant equipment...

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...

Association of Am. RRs. v. South Coast Air Quality Management

The Ninth Circuit held that the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act of 1995 (ICCTA) preempts three local government agency rules aimed at limiting air pollution from idling trains. The rules have not become a part of...

American Trucking Ass'ns v Los Angeles, City of

A district court upheld a "Clean Air Action Plan" adopted by a California port designed, among other things, to reduce emissions related to port operations, including emissions from heavily polluting trucks. A trucking association...

California Bldg. Indus. Ass'n v. San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control Dist.

A California appellate court affirmed a lower court decision upholding two rules adopted by a local air pollution control district designed to encourage developers to reduce indirect pollution, such as mobile source emissions, caused by...