Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Winds of Change: Cost Consideration in the Clean Air Act in Michigan v. EPA

Tue Jun 30th, On Environmental Law, by

This week, the Supreme Court struck down EPA’s decision to regulate power plants under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The demise of the regulation is significant. Compliance was costly and complicated, but the basis for this holding is more fair-reaching. The Court held the EPA can regulate power plants under the CAA only if the “regulation is appropriate and necessary.” The loose standard set by Chevron and the interpretive deference […]

But Not a Drop to Drink: Ninth Circuit Allows the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Double the Santa Ana Sucker Fish’s Habitat

Fri Jun 26th, On Environmental Law, by

In Bear Valley Mutual Water Company v. Sally Jewell, No. 12-57297 (9th Cir. June 25, 2015), the Ninth Circuit sacrificed a bit more of California’s water to the ever thirsty Endangered Species Act. This time, the Santa Ana sucker fish is the direct beneficiary. Critical Habitat For The Santa Ana Sucker Fish Multiple entities challenged a FWS designation doubling the critical habitat of the Santa Ana sucker fish. The dispute […]

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