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EPA Environmental Law Glossary, Abbreviations & Acronyms - HTML PDF

History of the Chicago River Diversion

The EPA Unitary Waters Rule

Cases

Kain v. Department of Environmental Protection, 474 Mass. 278, 49 N.E.3d 1124 (Mass. 2016) - MA SC Orders DEQ to Make Climate Change Regs

Util. Air Regulatory Grp. v. E.P.A., 134 S. Ct. 2427, 189 L. Ed. 2d 372 (2014) - Court limits the expansion of GHG regs under NAAQS.

Native Vill. of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Corp., 696 F.3d 849 (9th Cir. 2012) - EPA's power to regulate GHGs preempts federal common law nusiance claims.

Coalition for Responsible Regulation, Inc. v. E.P.A., 684 F.3d 102 (D.C. Cir. 2012) - DCC upholds greenhouse gas regulations

American Eletric Power Company, Inc. v. Connecticut, 131 S.Ct. 2527, 180 L.Ed.2d 435 (2011) - Federal common law claims preempted in greenhouse gas cases

Comer v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc., 839 F. Supp. 2d 849 (S.D. Miss. 2012) aff'd, 718 F.3d 460 (5th Cir. 2013) (affirmation)

American Elec. Power Co., Inc. v. Connecticut, 131 S.Ct. 2527 (2011) - Supreme Court rejects common law claims against green house gas emitters as preempted by federal regulatory law. State nusiance claims were not brief by the parties and were remanded for review.

 

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