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United States Supreme Court Holds that the Clean Air Act Displaces Federal Common Law Public Nuisance Law and Prohibits Nuisance Claims Against Carbon-Dioxide Emitters

On June 20, 2011, the United States Supreme Court held in an 8-0 decision that the Clean Air Act (Act) 42 U.S.C. §7401 et seq., and the Environmental Protection Agency action it authorizes, displace federal common law public nuisance claims against… Read More

EPA and DOT Propose To Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions For Heavy Trucks

Responding to a Presidential directive to take coordinated steps to produce a new generation of clean vehicles, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced last week the first ever national… Read More

EPA Issues Final Rule on Facilities Requiring New Greenhouse Gas Emission Permits

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week announced a final rule to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from large stationary sources such as power plants and oil refineries. EPA’s phased-in approach will shield relatively smaller… Read More

California Air Resources Board Caps Utilities’ Sulfur Hexafluoride Emissions

Under California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, AB 32, the Air Resources Board (ARB) is required to create strategies to lower the state’s overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Recently, ARB issued a notice to regulate electric utilities Read More
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Emission Rules Extended To Ships In North American Waters

The reduction of greenhouse gases from international shipping was a major focus for the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when the group met last week in London. In light of the outcome of the U… Read More
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