Topic: Air Pollution

2016-10-27 Connecticut v. Hyundai Motor Co. Air Pollution, Climate Change Mitigation Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Multi-state settlement of consumer-protection claims against car manufacturers that overstated their vehicles’ fuel efficiency.

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin
2016-07-07 Settlement, California v. Volkswagen Air Pollution Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

California AG, working with the federal EPA, entered into two related settlements over Volkswagen’s use of defeat devices to evade emissions testing.

California
2016-06-28 Settlement with Volkswagen for Emissions Defeat Devices Air Pollution Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Settlement of consumer protection claims raised by a multi-state coalition of state attorneys general against Volkswagen for selling vehicles equipped with “defeat device” software intended to circumvent emissions standards and concealing this software from regulators and the public.

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
2015-06-29 Michigan v. EPA Air Pollution Defense of Federal Standards

Multiple states intervened in lawsuit to defend EPA standards regulating mercury and other air pollutants from the power sector.

California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont
2014-12-03 Coal and Coke Regulations, House Bill 5939 Air Pollution, Energy Legislative Input

Illinois AG co-authored legislative proposal to regulate bulk materials storage facilities that handle petroleum coke and other refinery production materials in response to air pollution violations linked to several facilities on Chicago’s southeast side.

Illinois
2014-10-20 Detroit Waste Incineration Facility Air Pollution Abatement Air Pollution, Environmental Justice Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Michigan AG brought enforcement action against waste management companies to reduce foul odor emanating from the United States’ largest waste incineration facility.

Michigan
2014-04-29 EPA v. EME Homer City Generation Air Pollution Defense of Federal Standards

Multiple states intervened in lawsuit to support EPA rule on cross-state air pollution against state and industry challenge.

Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont
2012-06-02 New York v. Jackson Air Pollution Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state lawsuit to force EPA to comply with Clean Air Act requirement to update and revise National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) every five years.

California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington
2009-02-24 American Farm Bureau Federation v. EPA Air Pollution Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state lawsuit challenging the adequacy of EPA’s 2006 revision to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) regulating soot pollution under the Clean Air Act.

Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
2009-02-08 New Jersey v. EPA Air Pollution Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state challenge to EPA decision to remove fossil fuel-fired power plants from list of sources regulated under CAA section 112 (hazardous air pollutants) and to establish new performance standards for mercury emissions from these plants under CAA section 111.

California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin
2007-02-15 New York v. American Electric Power Service Corp. Air Pollution Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Multi-state litigation under Clean Air Act alleging violations of New Source Review permitting process to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions in coal-fired power plants.

Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
2006-03-17 New York v. EPA Air Pollution Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state challenge to 2002 EPA rule amending and expanding the routine maintenance, repair and replacement exceptions to the New Source Review program.

California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin
2005 New York v. EPA Air Pollution Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state challenge to 2002 EPA rule amending the New Source Review (NSR) program and narrowing the definition of “modification” to exclude certain sources from NSR requirements.

California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin
New York v. McCarthy Air Pollution Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state lawsuit challenging EPA failure to act on petition requesting that the agency regulate ozone pollution from sources in upwind states.

Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont