Environmental Law Forecast: What Issues to Expect in 2014

January 10, 2014
Diana A. Silva
The Legal Intelligencer

As we ring in the New Year, here is a preview of the top environmental issues that are expected to take center stage in 2014:

CLEAN AIR ACT REGULATORY CHALLENGES AT SUPREME COURT

Two key cases are pending in the U.S. Supreme Court’s current term that may significantly impact the regulation of stationary sources of air emissions, such as electric generation units and certain industrial facilities.

On Dec. 10, oral argument was held in the first case, Environmental Protection Agency v. EME Homer City Generation, No. 12-1182, which challenges the EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), a regulation vacated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit last year on the basis that the EPA had exceeded its regulatory authority under the Clean Air Act.

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