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Clean Air Has Its Day In Court

December 16, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Clean Air and the Courts

Two of the most important health standards ever adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce harmful air pollution from power plants had their day in court this week. Actually two courts: the Supreme Court, and down the street, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.[read more]

Yucca Mountain and Vermont: Scofflaws in High Places

August 21, 2013 by Meredith Angwin

Yucca, Laws, and the Constitution

Last week saw two court decisions that favored the nuclear industry. Both were about groups that had taken actions that were illegal for them to take. The first was the appeals court victory for Vermont Yankee. The second was a Writ of Mandamus about Yucca Mountain.[read more]

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Energy Plant Wins in Appeals Court

August 19, 2013 by Meredith Angwin

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant

On Wednesday, the federal appeals court in New York ruled in favor of Vermont Yankee, upholding Judge Murtha's decision that the Vermont legislature had attempted to shut down Vermont Yankee on illegal grounds by regulating on nuclear safety, the domain of the NRC.[read more]

Court Delivers Victory for Clean Energy

June 14, 2013 by Bill White

Clean Energy Ruling


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently issued a resounding endorsement of the value of high-voltage transmission needed to bring clean energy to millions of electricity customers.[read more]

Texas Home Alone: Another Court Rejects Challenge to Coming Carbon Standards

December 29, 2010 by NRDC Switchboard

Texas just lost another round in its bizarre and solitary quest to block the first carbon pollution control requirements under the Clean Air Act, which take effect next week.   The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in New Orleans, rejected the State’s request for a “stay” of one of the key steps being taken by the Environmental...[read more]

Clean Air Standards Coming for America's Biggest Carbon Polluters

December 23, 2010 by NRDC Switchboard

In a big step forward to protect Americans’ health and well-being, EPA is announcing today a two-year plan to set clean air standards for power plants and oil refineries, the two largest industrial sources of the dangerous pollution that drives global warming.    Following on the heels of the Obama administration’s breakthrough...[read more]