Will the Supreme Court take on EPA's climate rule?

Petitions at the Supreme Court over the Trump administration's greenhouse gas regulation for power plants offer an early test of the willingness of the Supreme Court's six conservative justices to block President Biden's clean energy agenda.
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Restoring protections to Bears Ears will likely spark legal fights

In preparing to reinstate protections to three national monuments, the administration is likely being careful to assure that they'll last this time, experts say.


Biden’s climate agenda is colliding with Trump's judiciary

A Trump-appointed judge struck down Biden's pause on new federal oil and gas leases, dealing a blow to the administration's climate efforts.

Supreme Court limits human rights suits against corporations

Six citizens of Mali had sued Nestlé USA and Cargill, accusing the companies of profiting from child slavery on Ivory Coast cocoa farms.

Supreme Court won't hear Johnson & Johnson's appeal of $2 billion talcum powder verdict

The Supreme Court declined to take up Johnson & Johnson's appeal of a multibillion dollar verdict in favor of women who said they developed ovarian cancer from using the company's talcum powder products.


Christopher Stone, environmental scholar who championed fundamental rights of nature, dies at 83

His seminal 1972 article “Should Trees Have Standing?” won notice at the U.S. Supreme Court and entered the bedrock of the modern environmental movement.

BP v. Baltimore sets stage for broader climate brawl

The Supreme Court avoided questions about the oil industry's climate liability in a decision yesterday. That probably won't happen again.

EPA may craft groundwater rule to pass Supreme Court test

EPA may consider crafting a new rule fleshing out the Supreme Court's test for determining if groundwater pollution is subject to federal permitting requirements, a transition official for the Biden administration told an audience of environmental lawyers recently.


U.S. Supreme Court ponders the fate of a fracked natural gas pipeline to New Jersey

PennEast applied to the federal government six years ago to build a 116-mile pipeline from northeastern Pennsylvania to carry fracked natural gas to a location near Trenton.

SCOTUS hears arguments in eminent domain case involving PennEast pipeline project

New Jersey wants to block the project, saying the constitution bars the private company from seizing state-controlled land through eminent domain.

Supreme Court seeks U.S. government views on VW emissions case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked President Joe Biden's administration to weigh in on whether Volkswagen AG can be sued by local governments in Florida and Utah for damages stemming from the German automaker's diesel emissions cheating scandal.


Military's mess sparks Guam Superfund battle

This week, before the nation's highest court, nearly a century's worth of tension between the United States and Guam over the cleanup of a massive waste site on the remote Pacific island will come to a head.


Biden charts path to Supreme Court with D.C. Circuit pick

President Biden today tapped Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to a powerful appeals court with a heavy environmental docket, putting her on track for eventual consideration for the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Jackson would bring a wealth of environmental law experience to the job.

The Supreme Court’s coming war with Biden, explained

The Supreme Court is poised to give itself a veto power over much of the Biden administration's authority.


The Supreme Court’s ruling on carbon pricing is a political windfall for the Liberals

The Canadian Supreme Court has spoken. Climate change - and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions - is a matter of national concern.

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Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

Alabama PFAS manufacturing plant creates the climate pollution of 125,000 cars

The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

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