John F. Spinello, Jr.


Articles:

  • Tuesday, April 1, 2008
    On February 27, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that California's "Marine Vessel Rules," limiting emissions from the auxiliary diesel engines of ocean-going vessels within 24 miles of California's coast, are preempted by the federal Clean Air Act. See Pacific Merchant Shipping Association v. Goldstene , 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS...
  • Sunday, April 1, 2007
    Some observers dispute whether global warming is actually caused by human activity, or is simply a result of natural climate cycles, but a political consensus is emerging that immediate regulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs), even if ultimately proven to be unnecessary, is preferable to ignoring an uncertain risk with potentially catastrophic results....