IHS Chemical Week

12:53 PM MDT | April 25, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court Hears GHG SuitU.S. Supreme Court justices heard arguments in a lawsuit filed by six states seeking to compel some utilities to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on the grounds that pollution crossing state lines constitutes a public nuisance. The lawsuit, American Electric Power v. Connecticut, has enormous implications for industry, in part because a ruling in the states’ favor would put complex environmental policy in the hands of state courts. It could also open the door for more lawsuits against industry using claims of public...

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