Tag Archives: Statute of Limitations

US Supreme Court Holds CERCLA Does Not Preempt State Statutes of Repose

The US Supreme Court has again reiterated that the federal Superfund law should be interpreted narrowly and plainly, this time while addressing the statute’s impact on state tort theories arising from releases of hazardous substances.   In CTS Corp. v. Waldburger, the Court held that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) does not preempt … Continue Reading

Update on PSD/NSR Suits: EME Homer City Generation and Midwest Generation

United States v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P. A circuit court has once again rejected the government’s invitation to rehear whether a PSD violation is a one-time or continuous violation.  On December 12, 2013, the Third Circuit denied petitions from the United States, and the States of New York, New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, … Continue Reading

Seventh Circuit Denies Government’s Petition for Rehearing in PSD/NSR Case

On Friday, in the United States v. Midwest Generation, LLC appeal, the Seventh Circuit denied the government’s petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc of the court’s July 8, 2013 decision affirming the dismissal of certain PSD / NSR claims.  The judges responded to the petition uniformly.  No judge in regular active service requested a … Continue Reading

Government Seeks Rehearing of 7th Circuit Decision that Failure to Obtain PSD Permit is One-Time Violation

On September 3, 2013, the United States filed a petition for en banc and panel rehearing of the Seventh Circuit’s July 8, 2013 opinion in United States v. Midwest Generation, LLC.  Resurrecting its prior arguments, the government asserts that the panel’s interpretation of the Clean Air Act’s Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) requirements was “flawed” and … Continue Reading

US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of NSR / PSD Claims on Statute of Limitations Grounds

On July 8, the landscape of new source review (NSR) / prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) case law received additional clarity when the Seventh Circuit issued its much anticipated decision in United States v. Midwest Generation LLC.  The decision, penned by Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook for a three judge panel, affirmed the lower court’s March … Continue Reading