Tag: global warming

EPA Announces “Endangerment” and “Cause or Contribute” Findings

Stoel Rives partner Tom Wood reports: Minutes ago EPA announced its long awaited “endangerment” and “cause or contribute” findings in relation to six key greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride.  While technically this announcement is of limited significance (applying only to motor vehicle emissions), the policy import of … Continue Reading

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Carbon Dioxide Nuisance Suit Against Utilities

  My partner Tom Wood recently composed and circulated this email alert about the return of the "Global Warming" case against several electric utilities:   Five years ago eight states and New York City made headlines when they sued several electric utilities alleging that their carbon dioxide emissions constituted a federal common law nuisance.  The … Continue Reading
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