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Supreme Court to weigh EPA authority to regulate greenhouse pollutants

By Lexi Smith
The Supreme Court agreed to hear a case, West Virginia v. EPA, challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases as pollutants. The case presents an opportunity for the Court to overturn key…
11/07/21
                                                               

U.S. Congress Adds Fresh Ammunition to Corporate Climate Fight

By Tina Casey
Some leading U.S. corporations have been striving to reduce their carbon emissions, only to run up against obstacles posed by an economy that still depends heavily on fossil fuels. Now it appears they have gained…
09/20/21
                                                               

Judge sides with Hoboken in climate lawsuit venue fight

By Alex Guillen Photo: Tony Gutierrez , AP
A federal judge in New Jersey ruled on Wednesday that the city of Hoboken's climate lawsuit against Exxon Mobil and other oil and gas companies should be sent back to state court, the latest in…
09/08/21
                                                               

Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Rule Governing Water Pollution

By Coral Davenport Photo: Amr Alfiky/The New York Times
A federal judge on Monday struck down a Trump-era environmental rule that drastically limited federal restrictions against pollution of millions of streams, wetlands and marshes across the country. The Biden administration had already begun the…
09/01/21
                                                               

Federal judge throws out Trump administration rule allowing the draining and filling of streams, marshes and wetlands

By Dino Grandoni and Brady Dennis Photo: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post
A federal judge Monday threw out a major Trump administration rule that scaled back federal protections for streams, marshes and wetlands across the United States, reversing one of the previous administration’s most significant environmental rollbacks.
08/31/21
                                                               

As Biden urges global warming action, courts shape climate policy at home

By Dino Grandoni and Steven Mufson Photo: Charles Mostoller , Bloomberg News
At a time when President Biden is urging international leaders to address global warming quickly, court actions this week make it clear that the U.S. judiciary is shaping the United States’ climate trajectory as much…
08/19/21
                                                               

IPCC report a ‘call to arms’ for climate science in courts, legal experts say

By Chloe Farand Photo: Bart Hoogveld , Milieudfensie
The findings of a major climate science report, backed by 195 governments, will strengthen the case of plaintiffs seeking to force governments and companies to take greater climate action, legal experts have told Climate Home…
08/12/21
                                                               

Federal judge blocks Biden’s pause on new oil, gas leases

By Kevin McGill
The Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water was blocked Tuesday by a federal judge in Louisiana who ordered that plans continue for lease sales that were delayed…
06/16/21
                                                               

Supreme Court Gives Big Oil a Win in Climate Fight With Cities

By John Schwartz Photo: Associated Press
The Supreme Court handed a victory to fossil fuel companies on Monday in a major climate change case, but gave the industry far less than it had asked for.
05/17/21
                                                               

U.S. state officials urge Garland to reverse Trump positions on climate deception cases

By Valerie Volcovici
 The attorneys general of five U.S. states and the District of Columbia on Monday called on President Joe Biden’s Justice Department to withdraw legal briefs filed in support of fossil fuel companies in litigation during…
04/06/21