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  • U.S. Supreme Court sides with mining company

    U.S. Supreme Court building WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. won a major court battle Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a permit that will allow the company's Alaska gold mine to put rock waste into a nearby lake on federal land.

  • Plaintiffs lawyers will take advantage of new EPA rules, group says

    Obama ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) - The federal Environmental Protection Agency's decision to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles may put small businesses in tricky legal positions, a nonprofit group says.

  • Connecticut AG receives emergency court order blocking illegal toxic waste dumping

    Richard Blumenthal (D) HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has won an emergency court order against a Connecticut resident who allegedly excavated toxic waste.

  • Calif.'s greenhouse gas standards become national policy

    Brown WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The stringent vehicle emissions standards that California Attorney General Jerry Brown has defended will now become a federal requirement.

  • White House memo: Harm to economy if greenhouse gases are regulated

    Lisa Jackson WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-If the U.S. government opts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions it could be a catastrophic blow to the nation's already struggling economy, an Obama administration memo says.

  • EPA announcement sets stage for California emissions standards

    Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency earned the praise of California Attorney General Jerry Brown, a fierce critic of the agency under former President George W. Bush.

  • States join California in defense of emissions Law

    Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown, backed by 14 other states, urged President Barack Obama on Tuesday to overturn the Bush Administration's efforts to keep California from enforcing its automobile greenhouse gas emissions law.

  • California AG declares air pollution victory

    Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - California Attorney General Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that a coalition of 18 states and cities won a reversal of the Bush administrations air pollution standards.

  • Mercury emissions decision pleases Milgram

    Milgram TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear the appeal of a group of utilities upset with mercury emissions regulations pleased New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram.

  • EPA to review decision not to allow states to set emissions standards

    Lisa Jackson WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday vowed to reconsider her agency's Bush-era decision not to allow states to limit climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions.

  • AGs ask EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

    Martha Coakley (D) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-A group of 18 state attorneys general are pushing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enforce laws enacted to curb climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Obama draws praise from Democratic AGs over emissions standards

    Patrick Lynch (D-R.I.) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - U.S. President Barack Obama's move to clear the way for states to regulate tailpipe emissions drew praise from several state attorneys general.

  • Obama could render Brown's greenhouse crusade moot

    Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown's legal maneuvers to get the federal government to allow the state to regulate greenhouse gas emissions could be coming to a happy end.

  • Mich. AG: Leave emissions standards to Congress

    Mike Cox (R) LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline)-Siding with his state's auto industry, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox says Congress, not individual states, should regulate tailpipe emissions.

  • Landfill cleanup will cost defendants nearly $100 mil

    Milgram TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - More than 200 defendants will pay a total of $43 million to the State of New Jersey to settle allegations of natural resource damage at the Combe Fill South Landfill in Morris County.

  • King: Obama administration could help coal plant foes

    Gary King (D) FARMINGTON, N.M. (Legal Newsline)-New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says President-elect Barack Obama's administration likely means that the proposed Desert Rock Power plant will get a fair hearing.

  • Obama calls climate change a national security matter

    Barack Obama (D) CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Global climate change is a "matter of urgency," U.S. President-elect Barack Obama said Tuesday, bolstering efforts by some state attorneys general to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Calif. AG wants emissions standards tied to bailout

    Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown jumped into the automaker bailout debate in Washington on Monday when he fired off a letter to top Democrats urging tough emission standards get tied to any Congressional funding for American automakers.

  • Brown challenges feds, state Capitol on global warming

    Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown has stepped up his attacks on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its years of "shameful inaction" on global warming.

  • Nevada AG files suit over Yucca Mountain radiation standards

    Catherine Cortez Masto (D) CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) -Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto filed a lawsuit Friday, demanding that a federal appeals court reject radiation exposure limits set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Yucca Mountain repository.