The D.C. Circuit has upheld a 2012 EPA rule limiting air toxics emissions from coal- and oil-fired power plants. The rule, commonly known as the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, or “MATS,” requires new and existing coal-...more
For decades, commentators have warned that California’s discovery rule exception has been swallowing statutes of limitations. See, e.g., Stephen V. O'Neil, Accrual of Statutes of Limitations: California's Discovery Exceptions...more
On October 28, 2013, the states of California, Oregon, and Washington joined with the Canadian province of British Columbia to sign a regional agreement that promises to coordinate long-term climate policy, including the...more
Earlier today, the Supreme Court announced that it would review the EPA’s decision to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources such as power plants and industrial facilities.
The Court granted certiorari...more
California cities and counties have acquired a powerful new tool to clean up contaminated “brownfields” sites. On Oct. 5, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 440, legislation that gives local government agencies in the...more
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released a discussion draft of the First Update of California’s Climate Change Scoping Plan for public review and comment....more