Pollution Law Watch

Monthly Archives: July 2015

Is US Environmental Decision-Making Morally Bankrupt?

Posted in Court Ruling, Government, Pollution

Co-Authored by Norman B. Berger A comparison of Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, with our Supreme Court’s recent decision on power plant emissions raises troubling questions regarding the moral core of our environmental decision-making. The Pope wrote passionately about how it is the poor who bear the brunt of power plants… Continue Reading

LIFE-SAVING REGULATION OF TOXIC POWER PLANT EMISSIONS DECLARED INVALID BY US SUPREME COURT

Posted in Court Ruling, Government, Mercury, Pollution

Co-Authored by Norman B. Berger If a new environmental regulation requiring power plants to reduce toxic emissions would prevent 11,000 premature deaths every year; prevent many thousands more illnesses every year; and produce benefits that outweigh the costs by as much as $80 billion every year, would you say that’s enough reason to have the… Continue Reading