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September 27, 2016

Update on Clean Power Plan oral argument

The full D.C. Circuit is halfway through what is turning into a marathon argument on the legality of EPA’s “Clean Power Plan”–which has also been characterized as the Costly Power Plan. For those that aren’t familiar, the plan was adopted after Congress rejected legislation, supported by the Obama administration, to re ...

December 31, 2013

PLF's air litigation: retrospective and prospective

2013 was a big year for PLF’s air litigation program, and 2014 is sure to continue the trend.  Nothing gets me more fired up than bureaucrats who break the law while writing rules the rest of us must obey.  The current crop of greenhouse gas regulations is an egregious example of air emissions controls running amok. ...

July 07, 2011

Some polar bear spin

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Environmental Protection has an article quoting several enviro groups basically applauding Judge Sullivan's decision last week upholding the Endangered Species Act listing of the polar bear.  One comment in particular attracted my attention.  The article quotes Andrew Wetzler of NRDC stating, "Po ...

June 21, 2011

An "oops" from the Wall Street Journal

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Yesterday I reported on the Supreme Court's decision in American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, in which the high court held that the plaintiffs' federal common law public nuisance lawsuits based on the defendants' greenhouse gas emissions were statutorily "displaced" by Congress's enact ...

April 25, 2011

EPA's illegal light duty vehicle rule must go

Author: Ted Hadzi-Antich  EPA has done it again.  It has failed to send yet another greenhouse gas regulation for review to it's own blue ribbon panel of experts known as the Science Advisory Board (SAB).  This time, it's the light duty vehicle regulation (LDVR).  EPA's LDVR requires all new automobil ...

December 02, 2010

EPA turns 40, but I'm not sending a birthday card

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Today's Wall Street Journal has an oped by Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, celebrating the agency's 40-year history of enforcement of federal environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act.  I'm sure that one can find any number of "s ...

October 27, 2010

Saving the Polar Bear or Obama's CO2 Agenda?

Author: Reed Hopper On October 21, the day after the first hearing on the listing challenge to the polar bear, the Pacific Legal Foundation and the Heritage Foundation co-sponsored a panel discussion on the polar bear, the Endangered Species Act, and the implications for our country.    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service, at ...

February 22, 2010

CEQA and GHG Emissions

Author: Reed Hopper From the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Law Blog, we have the following update: "On December 29, 2009, the California Natural Resources Agency ('Resources Agency') adopted amendments to the guidelines implementing the California Environmental Quality Act ('CEQA').  The amendments were filed wi ...