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Circuit Court Rules in Favor of New Chester Dairy!

[While this post is a little late] Christmas came early for the Great Lakes Legal Foundation this year when, on December 2nd, Judge Mark McGinnis of the Outagamie Circuit Court released his decision in favor of New Chester Dairy and … Continue reading

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Overview of States’ Motion for Stay Against Clean Power Plan

The state petitioners’ filed a motion for a stay in their lawsuit against the 111(d) portion of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (Plan) on October 23, 2015. This post is mean to outline the positions taken in … Continue reading

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Wisconsin joins second lawsuit against Clean Power Plan

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has joined 23 other states filing suit against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan.[1] This lawsuit is in addition to the suit Wisconsin joined late last month[2] over the plan. This new suit … Continue reading

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EPA publishes Clean Power Plan in Federal Register; States sue

A coalition of 24 states filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging the Obama Administration’s signature environmental regulation, the Clean Power Plan, in response to the regulation being published in the Federal Register on Friday. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act

Federal Court stays Waters of U.S. Rule nationwide – decision may soon be overturned

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in a 2-1 decision, stayed the implementation of the “Clean Water Rule” (Waters of U.S. Rule) nationwide finding that the petitioners have a substantial likelihood of success to win the case. … Continue reading

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Federal Judge in North Dakota clarifies that injunction against Waters of US rule limited to 13 states

  U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson clarified that the preliminary injunction he issued last week against the implementation of the Obama Administration’s Wasters of the U.S. rule only applies to the 13 states (including Wisconsin) that sued to block the … Continue reading

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Update: AG Schimel challenges EPA’s decision to partially enforce enjoined Waters of U.S. Rule

Brad Schimel has declared that his office will challenge the EPA’s decision to move forward enforcing the enjoined Waters of the U.S. rule in 37 states.  On Thursday, August 27, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota … Continue reading

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Waters of US rule enjoined

A federal judge in North Dakota granted a preliminary injunction blocking the EPA from enforcing the infamous Waters of the United States rule. District Court Judge Ralph Erickson found that the 13 states who motioned for the injunction would be … Continue reading

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EPA Clean Power Rule will hit Wisconsin, and Midwest, hard

The Obama Administration’s mandate to cut carbon emissions will leave Wisconsin’s power grid at risk according to Ellen Nowak, the chairwoman of Wisconsin’s Public Service Commission, the state’s utility regulator. Wisconsin, and other Midwestern states, rely heavily on coal due … Continue reading

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EPA Releases Final Draft of Clean Power Plan

Last week the White House and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final version of the Clean Power Plan rule, which regulates carbon dioxide emissions, and various pollutants, by power plants in the United States. As widely expected, the final … Continue reading

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