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How China's Top Court is Encouraging More Lawsuits Against Polluters

January 28, 2015 by Barbara Finamore

China Court System and Polluters

As China's air pollution surges off the charts, affecting every aspect of people's daily lives, China's highest court is taking action. On January 6th, the Supreme People's Court issued an authoritative interpretation that provides clarification and details to China's new public interest environmental litigation system.[read more]


Paying Too Much for Demand Response? DC Circuit Court Throws Out FERC Rule

May 29, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins

FERC Rules and Court Rulings

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia threw out a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rule authorizing payments to electricity consumers who reduce their electricity usage during periods of high prices, a service known as "demand response."[read more]

A Singular Day for Clean Air: Safeguards for 45,000 Lives Are Debated in Courts

December 13, 2013 by Peter Lehner

When it comes to reducing the outdoor air pollution that triggers asthma, the state of Connecticut has done many things right. Yet the asthma rate for children here is a full two percentage points higher than nationwide; adult asthma rates in the state are also consistently higher than the national average.[read more]