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Legal Tools for Achieving Low Traffic Zones

ELR Article

Cities around the world are looking to reduce greenhouse gas and other emissions from vehicles through the use of low emission zones and congestion pricing. These strategies have been employed to great success abroad, including in...

H.R. 6171

ELR Congressional Update

350 Montana v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court vacated an EA prepared by OSM for a coal mine expansion in south-central Montana. Environmental groups argued that OSM violated NEPA by failing to adequately consider the risk of train derailments from the increased...

Mayor and City Council of Baltimore v. BP P.L.C.

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit upheld a district court order that remanded to state court the city of Baltimore's climate change case against oil companies. The city alleged it sustained climate change-related injuries, including an increase in sea...

85 FR 8185

ELR Federal Agency Update

85 FR 7999

ELR Federal Agency Update

Renewable Fuels Ass'n v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The Tenth Circuit vacated EPA orders that granted extensions of exemptions under the CAA's renewable fuels program for three small refineries. Industry groups challenged the orders, arguing that EPA failed to honor the statutory...

Ass'n of Washington Business v. Washington State Department of Ecology

ELR Case

The Washington Supreme Court invalidated a rule promulgated by the state's Department of Ecology authorizing regulation via emission standards of businesses that do not directly emit greenhouse gases (GHGs), but whose products do....

People of New York v. Exxon Mobil Corp.

ELR Case

New York's high court dismissed the state's securities fraud lawsuit concerning an oil company's accounting of climate change risks. The state argued that the company made misrepresentations and omissions that were material to its...

The Clean Air Act, Pigouvian Pricing, and Climate Governance

ELR Article

Two carbon pricing bills were introduced during the 115th Congress. Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) introduced the MARKET CHOICE Act during the summer of 2018. Reps. Ted Deutsch (D-Fla.) and Francis Rooney (R...

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