Tuesday Aug 19
New Wave of State Law Air Pollution Torts?
The U.S. Supreme Court's denial of certiorari in Bell v. Cheswick could pave the way for more state common law air pollution tort suits and greater exposure for emitters.
U.S. Supreme Court Allows to Stand Ruling That Sources of Air...
On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would not review a decision by the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit allowing state common law tort claims against sources of air pollutants.
Tax dedicated to library gets mixed voter results
Last week, residents of five Allegheny County communities were asked to consider this: Would they pay more in property tax to support their local library? But in Cheswick and Springdale Borough, voters said yes, and next year the extra contribution from property owners in the two communities along the Allegheny River will direct an additional ... (more)