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Air

Save the Scenic Santa Ritas v. Darwin

An Arizona court overturned the state's issuance of an air permit for a proposed open-pit copper...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit denied an environmental group's petition challenging EPA's approval of a...

Climate Change

Kain v. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection,

A Massachusetts court dismissed residents' lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment that the state...

Beyond the CDM: Regulating China’s Domestic Offset Scheme

Success in China moving from participation in the Clean Development Mechanism to a national...

Energy

Rodriguez v. Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Environment

The Third Circuit upheld a lower court...

Bass Energy v. City of Broadview Heights

An Ohio court struck down a city's ban on drilling new oil and gas wells within its jurisdiction...

Governance

Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Ass'n

The U.S. Supreme Court held that federal agencies need not follow the APA's formal notice-and-...

CREED-21 v. City of San Diego

A California appellate court ordered the dismissal of an environmental group's California...

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

Big Thorne Project

A district court upheld the U.S. Forest Service's approval of the Big Thorne Project in the...

Oregon Wild v. Bureau of Land Management

A district court held that BLM violated NEPA and the APA when it authorized a logging project in...

Toxic Substances

The Minamata Convention on Mercury and the Future of Multilateral Environmental Agreements

The 2013 Minamata Convention on Mercury is a wide-ranging treaty posed to address the serious...

Trumpeter Swan Society v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit upheld EPA's denial of a petition filed by 101 environmental groups asking the...

Waste

Environmental Processing Systems, L.C. v. FPL Farming, Ltd.

The Texas Supreme Court reinstated a jury verdict in favor of a waste disposal facility in a...

Decker Manufacturing Corp. v. Travelers Indemnity Co.

A district court held that an insurance company must defend and indemnify a manufacturing...

Water

Florida Wildlife Federation v. McCarthy

A district court dismissed environmentalists' claim that EPA should have reviewed the entirety...

Sierra Club v. McLerran

A district court held that although EPA did not violate its nondiscretionary duty under the CWA...

Wildlife

Defenders of Wildlife v. Jewell

A district court held that environmental groups may go forward with their ESA lawsuit...

Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Brazell

The Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court decision affirming the U.S. Forest Service's...