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A blow to public nuisance law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2010

For years plaintiffs have attempted to expand public nuisance law, seeking to apply it to claims related to everything from pollution, guns, alcohol, and fast food to, as we have previously reported, global warming.

EPA proposes economy-wide greenhouse gas reporting requirements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2009

On March 10, 2009, Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a proposed rule that would impose a mandatory national system for monitoring and reporting emissions of greenhouse gases ("GHGs"), including carbon dioxide ("CO2"), methane ("CH4"), nitrogen oxide ("N2O"), hydrofluorocarbons ("HFC"), perfluorocarbons ("PFC"), sulfur hexafluoride ("SF6"), and other fluorinated gases (e.g., nitrogen trifluoride and hydrofluorinated ethers).