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Supreme Court RoundUP: Pivotal Cases for the Clean Air Act

How greenhouse gases and Best Available Control Technology could shape the regulatory landscape—and the environment.

Fortnightly Magazine - December 2006

difference to particular plaintiffs is necessary before courts will become involved. Whereas Duke presents to the high court the ability to resolve issues that have been debated for decades, Massachusetts sets up the high court to shape how the emerging debate over climate change will unfold into the coming decades.

 

Endnotes:

 

1. See generally Act to Amend the Clean Air Act , Pub. L. No. 95-95, 91 Stat. 685 (1977).

2. See id.

3. See generally Clean Air Act of 1970, Pub. L. No. 91-604, 84 Stat. 1676-1713 (codified at 42 U.S.C. §§ 7401- 7671q (2000)).

4. See 42 U.S.C. § 7429(a).

5. See 40 C.F.R. § 60.14(a) (2006).

6. See United States v. Duke Energy Corp ., 411 F.3d 539, 544-45 (4th Cir. 2005).

7. See, e.g., Complaint ¶¶ 1-6, United States v. Duke Energy Corp. , 171 F. Supp. 2d 560 (M.D.N.C. 2001) (No. 1:00CV1262).

8. United States v. Duke Energy Corp. , 171 F. Supp. 2d 560 (M.D.N.C. 2001).

9. See United States v. Duke Energy Corp. , 278 F. Supp. 2d 619, 624-25 (M.D.N.C. 2003).

10. Id. 

11. Id. at 623-24.

12. Id. at 626.

13. Duke Energy Corp ., 411 F.3d at 550.

14. Rowan Companies v. United States , 452 U.S. 247 (1981). The issue in Rowan was whether the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service could interpret the statutory term “wages” differently in different statutes. Id. at 250.

15. Duke Energy Corp ., 411 F.3d at 547 (quoting Rowan, 452 U.S. at 257).

16. Id. at 550.

17. Id. at 550-51.

18. Id. at 546.

19. 413 F.3d 3 (D.C. Cir. 2005).

20. Id. at 18-25.

21. Id. at 14.

22. Id. at 19-20.

23. Id. at 10.

24. Id. at 19-20.

25. Id. at 20 (citing Verizon Tel. Cos. v. FCC , 292 F.3d 903, 911-12 (D.C. Cir. 2002)).

26. 438 F.3d 705 (7th Cir. 2006).

27. Id. at 710 .

28. Id. at 710-11.

29. Id. at 710.

30. See Questions Presented, Envtl. Def. v. Duke Energy Corp ., No. 05-848 (May 15, 2006), available at http://www.supremecourtus.gov/qp/05-00848qp.pdf (last visited Sept. 26, 2006).

31. See generally Brief for the United States as Respondent Supporting Petitioners, Envtl. Def. v. Duke Energy Corp. , No. 05-848, (July 21, 2006), 2006 WL 2066660,

32. Id. at 35.

33. Id.

34. Id. at 42-43.

35. Id. at 39.

36. The brief of the petitioner, ED, parallels EPA’s argument. Additionally, nine briefs have been filed by amici in ED’s support; these amici include twenty states and the District of Columbia; state and local clean air agencies; seven current and former members of Congress; two former EPA administrators; a group of law professors; various medical associations; and other environmen tal organizations.

37. Brief for Respondent Duke Energy Corp., Envtl. Def. v. Duke Energy Corp. , No. 05-848 (Sept. 15, 2006), 2006 WL 2689784, at *17-19.

38. Brief for the United States as Respondent Supporting Petitioners at 19, 31, Envtl. Def. v. Duke Energy Corp. , No. 05-848,

39. Id..

40. 42 U.S.C. § 7607(b)(1).

41.

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