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States’ greenhouse gas ‘public nuisance’ case hits Supreme Court
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2011

The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in the case of American Electric Power v. Connecticut.


AEP v. Connecticut: climate change as a public nuisance
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2011

The Supreme Court presently has before it the question whether state attorneys general or environmental groups may sue owners of fossil-fuel-fired power plants under the federal common law of public nuisance for the plants' alleged contribution to climate change.


U.S. Supreme Court will decide if electric companies’ lawful CO2 emissions are nevertheless a ‘public nuisance’
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2010

The recent economic meltdown may have given some businesses and governments pause in their efforts to reduce their carbon footprints.


U.S. Supreme Court grants “cert” in Connecticut v. AEP
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2010

Last week the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari to several large power companies in their appeal of 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in greenhouse gas (GHG) nuisance case, Connecticut v. American Electric Power Co.


Supreme Court accepts appeal in Connecticut v. American Electric Power
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2010

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it has accepted certiorari over an appeal by several large power companies from a Second Circuit decision allowing public nuisance claims based on greenhouse gas emissions to proceed.


U.S. Supreme Court to take up GHG regulation as public nuisance
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2010

The United States Supreme Court decided yesterday to take up the case of American Electric Power v. Connecticut.