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United States v. Ameren Missouri

ELR Case

A district court partially dismissed EPA's lawsuit against an energy company for violating the CAA when it allegedly undertook major modifications at a coal-fired power plant in Festus, Missouri. EPA alleged that the company violated...

AEP v. Connecticut—Global Warming Litigation and Beyond

ELR Article

On June 21, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court in American Electric Power (AEP) v. Connecticut held that the Clean Air Act (CAA), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actions it authorized, displaced any federal common-...

United States v. EME Homer City Generation L.P.

ELR Case

A district court dismissed the U.S. government's lawsuit against the current and former owners of a coal-fired power plant in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, for alleged CAA violations. The government alleged that the former owners...

Preventing Significant Deterioration Under the Clean Air Act: The BACT Requirement and BACT Definition

ELR Article

Major emitting facilities are required to comply with BACT standards for each pollutant subject to regulation under the CAA. This requirement—initially thought to be inconsequential—has now become a dominant feature of the PSD...

76 FR 58808

ELR Federal Agency Update

76 FR 58507

ELR Federal Agency Update

Sierra Club v. Khanjee Holding (US) Inc.

ELR Case

The Seventh Circuit upheld a $100,000 penalty assessment against three power plant developers for PSD permit violations at a proposed coal-fired power plant site. The court previously held that the developers' PSD permit expired because...

United States v. DTE Energy Co.

ELR Case

A district court held that an energy company did not violate the CAA when it failed to obtain a new source review (NSR) permit prior to renovating electric utility steam generating units at its Monroe, Michigan, power plant. The...

Getting Through the Straits: It’s Not How Much You Spend, It’s Charting the Right Course That Counts!

ELR Article

Professors Flatt and Collins should be commended for seeking to answer one of the most perplexing questions that has plagued environmental protection advocates and regulators in the United States for over 40 years—how to improve...

Measuring Enforcement’s Value: One Step at a Time

ELR Article

How well are environmental laws in the United States being enforced, and what difference does that make to the quality of our air and water? Professors Flatt and Collins work hard to find the answers in Environmental...