EPA’s ruling that GHGs pose an endangerment under the Clear Air Act survived legal challenges in the court, but political challenges await any future regulation.
A Supreme Court majority held that juries, not judges, must decide the amount of fines to assess a violator. Three justices in dissent ask: Does this really benefit industry?
EPA tried to regulate a natural gas company’s wells and sweetening plant as one aggregate facility, but the court held that such aggregation violated the Clean Air Act.
Superfund law allows a private party to sue others for environmental cleanup costs, but, the Eleventh Circuit held that a prior federal settlement bars such a direct claim.
The adjusted pleading standard for stating a plausible claim in a federal court presents challenges and opportunities for the environmental lawyer.
Environmental regulations regulate hydraulic fracking, pipeline standards, and natural gas operations on federal lands. The article surveys the new standards.
A summary of recent environmental, energy, and resources decisions at the federal, district, and appellate levels.