Login

Forgot password?
Sign up today and your first download is free.
REGISTER

Litigation

Judge approves $180 million EPA-Toyota emissions reporting settlement

A federal district court has entered a $180 million Clean Air Act settlement between EPA and Toyota Motor Corp. over emissions reporting allegations, the fourth largest air law penalty ever.

489 words

231734

CBD threatens EPA with suit to force Oregon water acidification listing

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) is threatening to sue EPA if the agency does not revise Oregon’s Clean Water Act list of impaired waters to include marine waters harmed by climate change.

418 words

231727

D.C. Circuit Suspends Challenge Against Trump Vehicle GHG Rollback

An appellate court has granted the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request to suspend litigation challenging the Trump administration’s rollback of federal vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards, clearing the way for EPA and the Transportation Department to craft a proposal for tougher rules.

563 words

231720

State AGs argue EPA LCR changes will harm vulnerable populations

The attorneys general (AGs) from New York and eight other states plan to argue in court that the Trump EPA’s changes to the lead and copper drinking water rule (LCR) will increase human health risks.

633 words

231717

4th Circuit Upholds CWA Permit For North Carolina Beach Erosion Project

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has upheld a Clean Water Act (CWA) dredge-and-fill permit for a North Carolina town’s efforts to stop chronic erosion of its beaches, agreeing with a lower court that the Army Corps of Engineer’s approval of the permit was reasonable.

840 words

231713

In Circuit Split, Court Finds Air Act Preempts NYC Climate Nuisance Suit

In a win for industry groups, a federal appellate court has for the first time upheld a district court decision that a climate nuisance suit brought by a municipality against oil companies belongs in federal, not state, court and is preempted by the Clean Air Act -- creating a federal circuit court split just as the Supreme Court is reviewing the issue.

1518 words

231687

Appellate Court Finds Clean Air Act Preempts NYC Climate Nuisance Suit

In a major win for industry groups, a federal appellate court has for the first time upheld a district court decision that a climate nuisance suit brought by a municipality against oil companies is preempted by the Clean Air Act – a decision that comes as the Supreme Court is reviewing another climate nuisance case on procedural grounds.

1543 words

231708

4th Circuit Backs CWA Permit Shield Defense In Virginia Coal Mining Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has joined another appellate court in finding that the Clean Water Act’s (CWA) “permit shield” prevents a coal mining company from being held liable for certain discharges under federal surface mining law, affirming a ruling from a federal district court in Virginia.

618 words

231685

Midwestern AGs urge high court to back ruling limiting RFS waivers

Pro-biofuels state attorneys general and allied biofuels groups are urging the Supreme Court to uphold a restrictive interpretation of when small refineries can win renewable fuel standard exemptions.

668 words

231666

D.C. Circuit pauses litigation over 2020 RFS

Legal challenges to EPA’s 2020 renewable fuel standard (RFS) will now be on hold until after the Supreme Court rules in a case that will determine the future of RFS compliance waivers for small refiners.

404 words

231645

Pages