Environmental Protection Agency

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Overview

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act is better known as CERCLA. It is codified in 42 U.S.C. Chapter 103.

Also known as "Superfund," CERCLA is aimed at cleaning up sites contaminated with hazardous...

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Industry diverts billions of gallons of water a day into water-intake coolant systems in order to cool industrial equipment and also to generate power. See Riverkeeper, Inc. v. EPA, 358 F.3d 174, 181 (2d. Cir. 2004). Though this water is returned to...

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Overview

Environmental law refers to a variety of protections which share the goal of protecting the environment.

Federal Law

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was passed in 1970 along with the Environmental Quality Improvement Act and...

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Facts

In passing the Clean Air Act, Congress empowered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), the maximum permissible levels of common pollutants released into the air. See EME Homer City...

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In October of 1999, the International Center for Technology Assessment (the “CTA”) petitioned the EPA to regulate carbon dioxide and three other greenhouse gasses released by motor vehicles as per § 202(a) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C.§ 7521(a)(1)....

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In 2007, Chantell and Michael Sackett purchased an undeveloped, residential plot in a subdivision near Priest Lake, Idaho. See Brief for Petitioners, Chantell and Michael Sackett at 6; see Brief for Respondent, Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA")...