Laws & Regulations

"EPA Mulls Tougher Limits On New Gas Plants As 2024 Election Nears"

"The Environmental Protection Agency is considering significantly strengthening proposed limits on planet-warming pollution from power plants — a crucial part of President Biden’s climate agenda — according to three people briefed on the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because no final decisions have been made."

Source: Washington Post, 04/10/2024

"Railroad Agrees To $600 Million Settlement For Fiery Ohio Derailment"

"Norfolk Southern has agreed to pay $600 million in a class-action lawsuit settlement for a fiery train derailment in February 2023 in eastern Ohio, but local residents worry the money won’t go very far because their potential health needs down the road may be tremendous."

Source: AP, 04/10/2024

"Swiss Women Win Landmark Climate Case At Europe Top Human Rights Court"

"Europe's top human rights court ruled on Tuesday that the Swiss government had violated the human rights of its citizens by failing to do enough to combat climate change, in a decision that will set a precedent for future climate lawsuits."

Source: Reuters, 04/10/2024

"Groups Go To Court To Get Wolves Relisted In Montana, Idaho And Wyoming"

"A prediction, several years in the making, came true on Monday when an alliance of nearly a dozen conservation groups filed suit against the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management, seeking to restore protections for gray wolves in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming arguing that the  states’ aggressive hunting policies imperils the populations."

Source: States Newsroom, 04/09/2024

Biden Agencies Pressed to Act on Federal Contractor Climate Disclosure

"It was a key pledge in President Joe Biden’s effort to show renewed international leadership on climate change: The U.S. government, the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, would require its contractors and suppliers to disclose their carbon emissions and climate risks."

Source: Inside Climate News, 04/09/2024

"Climate-Warming Gases Being Smuggled Into Europe, Investigation Says"

"Large amounts of climate-warming refrigerant gases from China and Turkey are being smuggled illegally into Europe, undermining a global pact to phase them out, a report by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) said on Monday."

Source: Reuters, 04/09/2024

"Trump’s Second-Term Blueprint Would Take A Wrecking Ball To Public Lands"

"When it was time to outline their vision for managing America’s federal lands under a future Republican presidency, pro-Donald Trump conservatives turned to a man who has spent his career advocating for those very lands to be pawned off to states and private interests."

Source: HuffPost, 04/09/2024

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