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Interstate pollution abatement, §126

Maryland v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit granted in part and denied in part Delaware's and Maryland's challenges to EPA's denial of their CAA §126(b) petitions requesting that the Agency impose additional limitations on certain upwind sources contributing to...

New York v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit denied downwind states' petition challenging EPA's refusal to expand the Northeast Ozone Transport Region, which consists of states required by the Agency to enact tight restrictions on pollutants that contribute to...

New York v. Pruitt

A district court ordered EPA to issue federal implementation plans fully resolving interstate transport obligations under the CAA's "good neighbor" provision for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. EPA conceded that it missed the deadline to do so...

EME Homer City Generation, L.P. v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit, on remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, invalidated EPA's 2014 emissions budgets under the transport rule, also known as...

Sierra Club v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit held that environmental groups lacked standing to challenge an EPA memo issued to regional directors in response to an earlier court decision vacating the Agency's 2011 Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (the "transport...

Environmental Protection Agency v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P.

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed and remanded a lower court decision vacating EPA's transport rule, also known as the Cross-State Air...

Genon Rema, LLC v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Third Circuit upheld an EPA rule imposing sulfur dioxide (S02) limits on a coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania whose emissions travel directly across a river into areas of New Jersey. The owner of the plant challenged EPA's...

Looking to Upwind States to Reduce Interstate Ozone Pollution

In 1998, faced with mounting evidence that many eastern and midwestern states could not comply with national air quality standards for ozone (O3) pollution due, in part, to emissions originating in upwind...

The New Air Quality Standards, Regional Haze, and Interstate Air Pollution Transport

Editors' Summary: Combatting interstate air pollution is one of the major challenges in the effort to improve air quality. For decades, federal legislation has addressed this problem, but with little success. Now, with EPA's adoption...

Tribal Authority Over Air Pollution Sources on and off the Reservation

Editors' Summary: Tension regarding state and tribal sovereignty over issues affecting Native American reservations has been on the increase for decades. Among these issues, protection of the environment is one of the most prominent...