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EPA Enforcement Drop Spurs Environmental Litigation

Law360 (November 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The number of federal environmental lawsuits filed in 2008 has risen for the first time since 2005, suggesting that the Bush administration's drop in enforcement actions, growing state activism and the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on greenhouse gas regulation all have worked to drive litigation upward — a trend that many expect to continue under the next president.

After 2004, when plaintiffs filed 974 lawsuits under the federal environmental nature of suit code 893, the volume of litigation slowly dropped to 844 suits in 2005, 773...
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