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Clean Air Act

Jun 30, 2022

Supreme Court limits EPA in curbing power plant emissions

In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court decided Thursday to limit how the nation's main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants.

Oct 27, 2015

Barton Solvents to pay $1M EPA settlement, change processes

An Iowa-based company that mixes and transports chemicals for customers in the printing, coating, and cleaning industries has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle federal environmental violations and ensure safety at six plants in Iowa, Kansas and Wisconsin.

Jun 9, 2015

Appeals court tosses suits challenging climate change plan

A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a pair of high-profile lawsuits challenging the Obama administration's sweeping plan to address climate change, saying it's too early to challenge a proposed rule that isn't yet final.

Jan 28, 2015

Groups sue EPA over air quality standards

A coalition of environmental, animal rights and citizen action groups are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alleging failure to address air pollution from large-scale livestock farms.

Jul 3, 2014

EPA ‘win’ at high court could foretell future losses

Don’t be fooled by the hype around the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent greenhouse gas decision.

Jun 23, 2014

Justices rap EPA, but uphold global warming rules

The U.S. Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration's only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also rebuked environmental regulators for taking too much authority into their own hands without congressional approval.

Feb 4, 2014

2013’s largest settlements

The six largest settlements reported to Wisconsin Law Journal in 2013.

Aug 21, 2013

Utility settles with DOJ in Clean Air Act lawsuit

The Wisconsin Public Service Corp., a utility company, has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Clean Air Act.

Apr 23, 2013

Utilities settle with EPA over air pollution

Wisconsin utilities have agreed to spend more than $1 billion to clean up aging coal-fired power plants under a settlement with federal regulators announced Monday.

Jan 4, 2013

WPS agrees to settle Clean Air Act violations

The U.S. Department of Justice says the Wisconsin Public Service Corp. has agreed to pay a $1.2 million civil penalty and make substantial investments in pollution controls in order to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act.

Jul 20, 2012

Appeals court rejects challenge to clean air rule

By Pete Yost Associated Press Washington — A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to a tough new clean air requirement limiting sulfur dioxide emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency regulation is designed to prevent people with asthma from exposure to short-term bursts of sulfur dioxide. Several corporations and industrial associations along with several states […]

Aug 25, 2011

09-4008 Sierra Club v. Khanjee Holding, Inc.

Environmental Law Clean Air Act; attorney fees


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