A case study exemplifying the broader judicial confusion as to the application of the political question doctrine in climate change litigation.
Last month, the Trump Administration reinterpreted when a major source of hazardous air pollutants may be regulated less stringently. The policy change failed to provide an adequate explanation and thus would likely be remanded to the agency for further consideration and explanation should it be challenged in court.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection agrees to issue new NPDES permits for ten plants operating with expired permits by March 2019.
The oil and gas industry has recently shifted its position on whether to develop the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas exploration.
Recent federal killing of the Mexican Gray Wolf, Phoenix, sparks controversy amongst environmentalists and affirms the uncertain future for this critically endangered species.