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Next U.S. Supreme Court term could bring focus on Clean Air Act

On Dec. 10, the court will hear oral arguments appealing a ruling by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that struck down a federal rule requiring upwind states to reduce power plant air emissions that affect downwind states’ air quality.

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Superfunds have become little less super

Congress passed the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act – commonly known by its acronym CERCLA, or even more widely as Superfund – in 1980. Soon after enactment, CERCLA began to change the landscape, both figuratively and literally. Organized ...

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EPA, Independence reach agreement over sewer system

The federal government and the city of Independence have reached a settlement aimed to force improvements to the city's sewer system. Under the proposed settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City last week, Independence agreed to make improvements to its sewer system to end the sewage overflows. The EPA estimates the cost of those improvements at $35 million.

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