District of Columbia v. ExxonMobil Oil Corp

DC AG brought an action against an oil company and several petroleum distributors alleging violations of the city’s Retail Service Station Act (RSSA).  Defendants moved to dismiss arguing that the statute contemplates only private enforcement of its provisions and that the District failed to assert a quasi-sovereign to support assertions of parens patriae standing. The lower court…

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Citizens Against Ruining the Environment v. Environmental Protection Agency, 535 F.3d 670 (7th Cir. 2008)

The Illinois EPA (IEPA) approved permits under the Clean Air Act for a number of coal-fired power plants in Illinois. The federal EPA did not object to the issuance of those permits. The Illinois Attorney General’s office and several environmental groups filed suit requesting the Administrator of the EPA to reject the permits. The Administrator…

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Commonwealth by Corbett v. Citizens Alliance for Better Neighborhoods, Inc., 983 A.2d 1274 (Pa. Comm. Ct. 2009)

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