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Railroad Fails to Block Illinois From Enforcing Noise Standards

The Illinois Pollution Control Board’s enforcement of the state’s noise emission standards doesn’t impose an excessive burden on interstate commerce, a federal court in the state said in rejecting a railroad’s attempt to block enforcement of the standards.

Delayed Coal Ash Pond Closure Rule Draws Legal Challenge

The EPA jeopardizes drinking water by changing a rule to allow power plant operators to push back the closure of coal ash ponds, in some cases by up to eight years, according to environmental groups who filed a petition for review in a Washington federal appeals court.

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Coronavirus and Force Majeure Clauses

Covid-19 has legal teams exploring whether to turn to a rarely tested section of their contracts: the force majeure, or act of god, clause.

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