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DC appeals court ruling will prove difficult to overturn, largely ignored by conservatives

July 23, 2012

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The recent appeals court ruling that the EPA has the authority to regulate greenhouse gases will stand until the Republicans control the Presidency and have a filibuster- proof majority of the Senate, or until a liberal Supreme Court Justice is replaced by a conservative.

DC appeals court says EPA’s interpretation of Clean Air Act “unambiguously correct”

July 19, 2012

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The states and industry groups tried to argue that the EPA's greenhouse gas regulations went against the Clean Air Act in multiple ways. But the DC appeals court strongly disagreed, finding in every instance that the EPA was "unambiguously correct."

Historical context behind the court ruling that the EPA may regulate greenhouse gases

July 17, 2012

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When the DC appeals court ruled that the EPA had the authority to regulate greenhouse gases on June 26, 2012, it brought to a close a process of regulation and court challenges that started in 1999.

Good week in the courts for the Obama Administration

June 28, 2012

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It’s been a good week in the federal courts for the Obama Administration. On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency – and against a legion of state Attorneys General and industry groups – on the EPA’s greenhouse gas Endangerment Finding. The […]