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Washington Environmental Council v. Sturdevant

A district court held that Washington state must establish reasonably available control technology (RACT) for greenhouse gas emissions. Based on its plain language, the RACT provision contained in Washington's federally approved SIP...

Fictional Credits or Progressive Action? Seattle Utility's Greenhouse Gas Offset Program Goes to Court

Editor's Summary: Several cities have developed innovative initiatives to combat global warming in the absence of concerted federal regulatory action. One such city is Seattle, Washington. In April 2000, the city directed its municipal...

Inland Foundry Co. v. Spokane County Air Pollution Control Auth.

The court affirms a trial court decision and holds that a company cannot challenge an air pollution authority's regulatory classification before a pollution control hearing board. After the air pollution authority imposed a $182...