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EPA Authority to Regulate Greenhouse Gases Survives Supreme Court Scrutiny in UARG v. EPA

In environmental law, things aren't always what they seem at first blush. Hence, when the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, 134 S. Ct. 1050 (2014) in June, both industry and EPA claimed victory. Given that the Court struck down EPA's interpretation of its authority under two specific provisions of the Clean Air Act, how could EPA claim a win? 

Attorney General Eric Holder Announces Investigation into the Deepwater Horizon Drilling Rig Gulf Coast Oil Spill

James Periconi describes the kinds of environmental criminal charges that Attorney General Holder's investigation may result in, for example, release of pollutants dangerous to the environment (Clean Water Act), and the negligent if not knowing endangerment of the lives of the workers aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig that led to the deaths of 11 workers.

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