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<> Smith: New EPA Power Plant Regs 'All Pain, No Gain' - Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement in response to the Obama administration's announcement of stringent new EPA carbon. . .
<> The Consensus on Climate Change: It's Time to Act - The crisis of climate change is felt across our nation and around the world. Today, President Obama's Administration proposed a bold plan to responsibly reduce carbon pollution and safeguard our children's health
U.S. Appeals Court Environmental Decisions
<> – In the U.S. Supreme Court, Docket No. 13-1013, Appealed from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. The High Court denied the petition to appeal. : Whether the Clean Air Act, which provides a comprehensive system for the regulation of air pollution in the United States and leaves "no room for a parallel track," , preempts state common law nuisance claims that would impose emissions restrictions different from those adopted pursuant to the Act and expose companies operating in compliance with all applicable emissions standards under the Act to liability for their emissions.
<> – In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 13-7044. The Panel rules: "Appellants, a group of Ecuadorian provinces and individual farmers, alleged that they were injured by an anti-drug herbicide spraying operation in Colombia, conducted by an American company. In a series of rulings, the district judge dismissed all claims. Some of those are appealed. We affirm all but one."
Federal Register Highlights
The following is an alert of Environmental Federal Register announcements that may be of interest for: Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Click here to access today's complete Federal Register index with links to complete announcements).
1. Nothing We're Tracking Today (click for the complete Energy & EPA announcements)