Supreme Court Confirms EPA’s Authority to Address Climate Pollution, Abbott Fails in Yet another Attack on Clean Air By Marcelo Norsworthy Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott falls flat in flawed legal challenge against EPA Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the authority to address climate pollution under the Clean Air Act. The Court ruled 7-2 in favor of allowing EPA to require that large industrial sources of greenhouse gas pollution install ... 07/1/2014 - 3:58 pm | View Link
Wonkblog: Wonkbook: Congress could be done until the midterms, leaving a whole lot unfinished Election-year politics may mean this Congress is done until after midterms. 06/27/2014 - 8:40 am | View Link
Thursday round-up Yesterday was the kind of day that we’d been waiting for here at SCOTUSblog, with the Court issuing opinions in three argued cases, two of which were the blockbusters American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo and Riley v. California. Thomas Hopson canvassed the initial coverage of both decisions in our evening round-up. Steven Mazie covers both […] 06/26/2014 - 7:21 am | View Link
United States : Federal Appeals Court Upholds EPA's Greenhouse Gas Regulations Under Clean Air Act A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for ... Title V programs on the date the Tailpipe Rule became effective (January 2, 2011); and (iv) the "Tailoring Rule," wherein EPA determined that because greenhouse gas emission from millions of ... 08/19/2012 - 11:18 pm | View Link
Federal appeals court upholds EPA's greenhouse gas regulations under Clean Air Act A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, on June 26, 2012, dismissed challenges by various states and industry petitioners to the U.S. EPA's greenhouse gas regulations in a per curiam opinion, which reaffirmed each of ... 08/14/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
United States : Federal Appeals Court Upholds EPA's Greenhouse Gas Regulations In Massachusetts v. EPA, 547 U.S. 497 (2007), the Supreme Court ruled that greenhouse gases ("GHG") were "pollutants" under the Clean Air Act ("CAA"). The Court directed the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") to decide whether GHG emissions could ... 07/3/2012 - 6:12 am | View Link
Federal Court Upholds EPA, Boosts Prospects for Hybrids and Renewables Now that the ‘coal ash’ is settling from the initial browbeating by coal-embedded interests over the federal appeals court’s upholding the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial greenhouse gas rule, renewable energy and natural gas face a ... 06/28/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Federal court upholds EPA standards A federal court has upheld standards by the Environmental Protection Agency that would allow the federal government to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Vermont, along with 16 other states and the City of New York intervened on behalf of the federal ... 06/26/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Greenhouse Gas Court Decisions | Climate Change | US EPA In 2007 the Supreme Court ruled in Massachusetts v. EPA that greenhouse gases are covered by the CAA's definition of air pollutant and that EPA must determine whether ... 07/24/2014 - 10:27 pm | View Website
Argument preview: Curbing greenhouse gases : SCOTUSblog At 10 a.m. next Monday, the Supreme Court will hold ninety minutes of oral argument on six consolidated challenges to the government’s authority to ... 07/24/2014 - 6:02 pm | View Website
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Bush Policy on Vehicle ... U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Bush Policy on Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Supreme Court decides carbon dioxide is a pollutant under the Clean Air Act 07/24/2014 - 4:26 am | View Website
Clean Air Act Cases | Center for Climate and Energy Solutions EME Homer City Generation v. EPA (United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, August 21, 2012). In this case, the Court was asked to decide ... 07/23/2014 - 10:21 pm | View Website
: Greenhouse Gas : Ohio Environmental Law Blog In perhaps the biggest environmental decision in decades, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld all aspects of EPA's complex regulation of greenhouse gases under ... 07/23/2014 - 9:42 am | View Website
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Thursday offered the White House a chance to avoid a potential contempt battle by making its top political adviser available for deposition with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Read full article >>
“Senator Walsh included 96 citations for a 14-page paper at the U. S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He acknowledges the citations were not all done correctly, but that it was an unintentional mistake.” Read full article >>
As Josh Harkinson noted this week, cows are the United States' single biggest source of methane—a potent gas that has 105 times the heat-trapping ability of carbon dioxide. That's one major reason why beef's greenhouse gas footprint is far higher than that of most other sources of protein, according to an EWG study.
Could a Carter from Georgia once again win because of a scandal-plagued Republican? Democrat Jason Carter—grandson of former President Jimmy Carter—is challenging first-term Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal this fall, and the incumbent Republican is facing an ethics controversy that could imperil his reelection chances.
Deal has been embroiled for years in a low-grade scandal regarding allegations that his staff smothered a state ethics investigation of his campaign finances.