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litigation


Litigation Is Not the Right Path for Climate Solutions

In late January, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, took up a case that could play an important role in deciding the future of climate change lawsuits…


Filed Rate Doctrine: A Powerful Tool in Energy Litigation

The regulatory landscape for the energy industry has changed significantly in the past few decades, but a century-old Supreme Court canon—the filed rate doctrine—continues to be a valuable tool for…


D.C. Circuit Halts Clean Power Plan, Mercury Rule Litigation

In two separate actions over the past 24 hours, the D.C. Circuit granted the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) request to suspend cases challenging the Clean Power Plan and the Mercury…


Trump’s Regulatory Rollback May Hit Roadblocks

President Donald Trump’s drive to roll back federal regulations, especially from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will not be simple or smooth, a veteran Washington, D.C., attorney said at a…


EPA Motions Court for Weighty Changes to Final Coal Ash Rule

  A recent motion filed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking a federal court to remand parts of its final coal combustion residuals (CCR) rule could have major new consequences…