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  • Court Upholds Key EPA Mercury Standards for Power Plants

    Bloomberg BNA — A federal appeals court handed the Environmental Protection Agency a significant victory April 15 by upholding stringent mercury and air toxics standards for power plants, which are among the costliest regulations the agency has promulgated.

  • EPA Mercury Rule for Power Plants Upheld by U.S. Court

    Duke Energy Corp., Southern Co. and other energy companies must abide by federal limits on mercury and additional power-plant pollutants, a U.S. court said, upholding a rule regulators say will save lives and the industry claims was illegally drafted.

  • SeaWorld Trainers Barred From Killer Whale Pools, Rides

    SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. lost its bid to overturn U.S. limits on trainers’ contact with killer whales imposed after one of the animals drowned an amusement park employee during a 2010 show.

  • Conservative Health-Care Split Offers Court a Path: Noah Feldman

    What will the U.S. Supreme Court do with the constitutional challenge to the health care law? Prediction, always a delicate business, is even harder when high-stakes politics affects a case.

  • IRS Lacks Authority to Regulate Tax Preparers, Court Says

    The U.S. Internal Revenue Service lacks authority to regulate paid tax preparers, a federal appeals panel said, upholding a lower-court ruling throwing out licensing rules for as many as 700,000 practitioners.

  • Supreme Court Could Clarify EPA Authority to Regulate  Carbon Pollution

    Bloomberg BNA – The U.S. Supreme Court won't address the Environmental Protection Agency's fundamental authority to regulate greenhouse gases during oral arguments Feb. 24, but lawsuits challenging the permitting requirements could provide an opportunity for the court to clarify the agency's authority.

  • Comcast and Verizon’s Phony Free-Speech Claim

    Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit wrote this week that the First Amendment shields Comcast Corp. from Congress’s authority to ensure the free flow of information across the basic network connections it provides.

  • Court Gives Obama Health-Care Law Mixed Reaction

    President Barack Obama’s health- care law got a mixed reception in its fourth review by a federal appeals court as three judges grappled with questions about the law’s constitutionality and their own authority to rule on it.

  • EPA Ethanol-Rule Challenge Won’t Be Reconsidered, Judges Say

    A federal appeals court refused to reconsider a decision to throw out a lawsuit challenging an Environmental Protection Agency rule that allows higher concentrations of corn-based ethanol in gasoline.

  • Obama Pollution Rule Revival Weighed by Supreme Court

    U.S. Supreme Court justices hinted they might revive one of President Barack Obama’s biggest air- quality efforts, a rule that would curb emissions from coal- fired power plants in 28 states.

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