Posts tagged ‘Litigation’

By Julia Ciardullo Fellow On April 19, 2011, the same day the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in American Electric Power Co. Inc., et al., v. Connecticut, et al., the Supreme Court of Virginia heard oral arguments in a less well known climate-related case, AES Corp. v. Steadfast Insurance Co. (No. 100764). The […]

On May 4, 2011 a group of five teenager plaintiffs, together with two non-profit environmental groups, filed suit against the federal government in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California, in San Francisco. The complaint (PDF), seeking declaratory and injunctive relief, contains only one cause of action: violation of the Public Trust […]

Gregory E. Wannier Deputy Director As discussed previously, implementation of EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations necessitates a large program of regulation under the Clean Air Act’s Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program.  EPA has attempted to give states authority to implement these changes, but not all parties have been compliant.  A series of EPA rules passed […]

On Wednesday, DB Climate Change Advisors, an arm of Deutsche Bank, issued a report titled “Growth of U.S. Climate Change Litigation: Trends & Consequences” written by Prof. Michael Gerrard, director of CCCL. This report was subsequently featured in the New York Times and widely discussed elsewhere. As the report and the blog post state, climate […]

Gregory E. Wannier Deputy Director The landscape of challenges to EPA’s climate change rulemakings is extremely complex.  To manage the multitude of lawsuits, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit may consider consolidation and coordination procedures to combine more than 80 cases into a more manageable number.  Industry-affiliated groups and individuals […]

Gregory E. Wannier Deputy Director and Fellow This blog previously referred to Texas’ lawsuit against the EPA asking for a stay (preliminary injunction) of four key EPA climate regulations.  However, this case was in fact merely one of over 80 distinct legal challenges in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals (DC Circuit) to […]

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