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Hold government to higher standard, former Calif. AG says of climate change lawsuit controversy

By John O'Brien | May 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Texas judge has decided California officials suing the energy industry over climate change are talking out of both sides of their mouths, and the former top lawyer of the Golden State is disappointed in their actions.

Judge: Calif. cities alleging doom in climate change lawsuits sold investors a different story

By John O'Brien | Apr 28, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas (Legal Newsline) – California officials who are suing large energy companies are telling two contradictory stories while taking part in a targeted effort featuring state attorneys general, private lawyers and Rockefeller money, a Texas judge has found.

In suing Exxon over climate change, Boulder is hoping company's deep pockets will pay for its left-wing agenda, group says

By John O'Brien | Apr 25, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (Legal Newsline) – It remains to be seen if Exxon will fight the latest climate change lawsuit against it in the same way it is attacking the first round, by scrubbing municipal documents for evidence of hypocrisy by the public officials filing them.

Mass. AG, told to 'f... off,' not commenting; Advocate calls her a thug

By Karen Kidd | Jun 28, 2016

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey isn't publicly addressing the think tank founder who told her to "f... off" after she issued a subpoena seeking his group's communication with ExxonMobil regarding climate change.

Law professors: HIPAA ‘not extraordinarily’ protective of personal info, prosecutions rarely occur

By Amanda Robert | Feb 18, 2015

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - In recent weeks, it has been widely reported that Dr. Robert Taub will testify in the corruption case against New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

Retired SCOTUS justice to testify at Senate hearing on campaign finance

By David Yates | Apr 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - On Wednesday, a former U.S. Supreme Court justice will testify before the Senate on the high court's recent decision to strike down overall campaign contribution limits.

Small business owners file suit in federal court over IRS Obamacare 'power grab'

By Jessica M. Karmasek | May 7, 2013

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- A group of small business owners last week filed suit against the federal government over an IRS regulation imposed under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, arguing it will force them to pay exorbitant fines, cut back employees' hours and otherwise severely burden their businesses.

Feds, states explore fracking regulation

By Amanda Robert | Feb 22, 2013

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- As the debate over hydraulic fracturing becomes a central energy policy issue, a key question emerges for the Obama administration and the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator: what do they plan to do about it?

Many awaiting ACA's impact on small-group insurance

By Amanda Smith-Teutsch | Dec 13, 2012

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- As the Affordable Care Act is nearing full implementation, stakeholders are watching closely to see how the small-group insurance market is affected.

EPA says no fracking pollution to water in Pa. town

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Jul 25, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday the completion of its testing of Dimock, Pa., private drinking water wells.

Environmental 'citizen lawsuits' are equivalent to ambulance chasing, critic says

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Jul 10, 2012

Budd-Falen WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A little known provision contained in federal environmental laws known as the "citizen lawsuit" is funding political special interest groups, critics say.

Committee votes to curb Obama environmental regulatory expansion

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Jun 14, 2012

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has approved proposed legislation to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from what it termed "dramatically and illegally" increasing their regulatory power of water and land using the Clean Water Act.

Environmentalists and politicians pushing for fracking ban

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Jun 5, 2012

Shumlin MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) - Vermont's passage of a bill that bans hydraulic fracturing pleased environmentalists.

NYU report: Environmental jobs claims often made 'out of context'

By Michael P. Tremoglie | May 21, 2012

Livermore NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A think tank affiliated with New York University School of Law has issued a report that "takes aim at the confusing debate over jobs and environmental regulation."

Critics worried about EPA's green jobs initiative

By Michael P. Tremoglie | May 15, 2012

Jackson WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and Department of Commerce Secretary John Bryson announced Monday an environmental technology initiative that will help "create jobs in the growing environmental industry."

EPA issues fracking guidelines draft

By Michael P. Tremoglie | May 9, 2012

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a draft guidance Friday for underground injection control programs for class II wells using diesel fuels during hydraulic fracturing activities.

EPA regional chief resigns over 'crucify' comment

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Apr 30, 2012

Abbott DALLAS (Legal Newsline) - Al Armendariz, the Environmental Protection Agency's Region 6 administrator, resigned Monday after remarks he made in 2010 became public.

EPA's popularity possibly waning

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Apr 2, 2012

Rahall WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - President Barack Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency has managed to antagonize not only its foes but now might also be alienating its friends.

First proposed carbon pollution standard generates controversy

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Mar 28, 2012

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the first Clean Air Act standard for carbon pollution.

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