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Sierra Club v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit vacated and remanded EPA's decision to issue a PSD permit allowing a power...

Little v. Louisville Gas & Electric Co.

A district court held that a group of residents may go forward with their state tort law claims...

Climate Change

High Country Conservation Advocates v. United States Forest Service

A district court vacated the government's approval of on-the-ground mining exploration...

The Path Not Yet Taken: Bilateral Trade Agreements to Promote Sustainable Biofuels Under the EU Renewable Energy Directive

In order for biofuels to count as renewable energy for transport under the European Union...

Energy

Colorado Oil & Gas Ass'n v. City of Fort Collins

A Colorado court held that the state's Oil and Gas Conservation Act preempts a city's five-year...

Columbia Riverkeeper v. United States Coast Guard

The Ninth Circuit held that it lacked jurisdiction to review a U.S. Coast Guard letter to FERC...

Governance

National Wildlife Federation v. Department of Environmental Quality

A Michigan appellate court upheld the state environmental agency's decision to grant a...

National Wildlife Federation v. Department of Environmental Quality

A Michigan appellate court upheld the state environmental agency's decision to grant mining and...

Land Use

Addressing the Environmental Impacts of Large Infrastructure Projects: Making "Mitigation" Matter

We are in the midst of an unprecedented governmentwide focus on infrastructure permitting and...

Growth-Induced Land Development Caused by Highway and Other Projects as an Indirect Effect Under NEPA

Growth-induced land development caused by highway and other projects must be considered as a...

Natural Resources

Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation v. Federal Highway Administration

The Sixth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, upheld the dismissal of claims that FHwA violated...

Defenders of Wildlife v. North Carolina Department of Transportation

The Fourth Circuit affirmed a lower court's decision that FHwA and North Carolina complied with...

Toxic Substances

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. United States Food & Drug Administration

The Second Circuit reversed a lower court decision that FDA was required to hold hearings to...

Being Small in a Supersized World: Tackling the Problem of Low-Level Exposures in Toxic Tort Actions

Low-level toxic tort claims are challenging traditional tort notions of injury and causation....

Waste

Asarco, LLC v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.

The Eighth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a company's breach of contract and contribution...

Arizona v. City of Tucson

The Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court decision approving CERCLA...

Water

United States v. Hamilton

A district court upheld a jury verdict that a Wyoming farmer who discharged material into a...

Georgia River Network v. Turner

A Georgia appellate court held that the 25-foot buffer requirement set forth in Georgia’s...

Wildlife

Michigan v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

The Seventh Circuit upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by five states bordering the Great...

Aransas Project v. Shaw

The Fifth Circuit reversed a lower court...