A Colorado District Court judge cleared the path towards a clean energy future today when he upheld Colorado’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES). Four conservation groups—Conservation Colorado Education Fund, Environment Colorado, Sierra Club and The Wilderness Society, all represented by Earthjustice and Western Resource Advocates—had intervened to defend the RES against a constitutional challenge from the right-wing advocacy organization Energy and Environment Legal Institut
In U.S. District Court late Tuesday, federal judge ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has to complete an overdue review and, update the national standards controlling ozone pollution also known as smog.
Reversing Lower Court, Supreme Court Clears Away Key Obstacle to Major Interstate Air Pollution Safeguard
In a victory for clean air and public health, today the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a lower court decision, in which the D.C. Circuit had struck down the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2011 Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. The rule would prevent up to 34,000 premature deaths each year and provide up to $280 billion in health and environmental benefits by reducing pollution that crosses state lines.