Lawyers Weigh In On AEP V. Conn.

Law360, New York (June 20, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court left the regulation of greenhouse gases firmly in the hands of federal agencies in a long-awaited ruling Monday, reversing a 2009 decision by the Second Circuit in favor of states and land trusts. Here, energy and environmental attorneys tell Law360 why the unanimous ruling is significant.

John Ale, partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP:

"The Supreme Court applied established doctrine that, in inherently interstate matters, federal courts sometimes may step in to provide legal rights and remedies, but once Congress has enacted some scheme of rules, rights and remedies, courts generally will not add to...

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