Public-Nuisance Rulings Undermine National Clean Air Act Enforcement and Federal Preemption
Topic: Environmental Regulation
By Richard O. Faulk, a Partner with Hollingsworth LLP and a Member of the Board of Overseers for George Mason University School of Law’s Searle Civil Justice Center.
Legal Backgrounder, January 15, 2016, 4 pages
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State nuisance suits against businesses for federally-permitted emissions are contrary to Congress’ goal of balancing environmental protection with economic growth.