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Air

EPA’s New Ground-Level Ozone Standard

On October 1, 2015, after years of delay punctuated by litigation and political maneuvering, the...

Northwest Environmental Defense Center v. Cascade Kelly Holdings LLC

A district court dismissed environmental groups' CAA citizen suit against a crude oil...

Climate Change

Saving Sustainability

This Article is adapted from Chapter Fourteen of...

Energy

Brockway Borough Municipal Authority v. Department of Environmental Protection

A Pennsylvania court upheld an environmental hearing board order dismissing a municipal...

Sierra Club v. Village of Painted Post

A New York appellate court upheld a lower court decision invalidating a water sales agreement...

Governance

Resilience and Raisins: Partial Takings and Coastal Climate Change Adaptation

The increased need for government-driven coastal resilience projects will lead to a growing...

Standing to Challenge Climate Change Decisions

When the government decides to approve, or not to approve, some activity that has climate change...

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

Anglers Conservation Network v. Pritzker

A district court ordered NMFS to take a "hard look" at the environmental impacts of its...

Black Warrior Riverkeeper v. Alabama Department of Transportation

A district court, in a 126-page opinion, dismissed environmental groups' NEPA lawsuit against...

Toxic Substances

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Forest Service

The Ninth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, held that environmental groups have standing to...

Kirk v. Schaeffler Group USA, Inc.

A district court held that an individual may go forward with her toxic tort claims against the...

Waste

Warren v. Matthey, Inc.

A district court dismissed homeowners' CERCLA, RCRA, and state law claims against the former...

United States v. Tonawanda Coke Corp.

The Second Circuit, in a summary order, upheld a coke company's convictions for RCRA violations...

Water

Ouachita Riverkeeper, Inc. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A district court held that environmental groups lacked standing to challenge EPA's decision not...

EQT Production Co. v. Department of Environmental Protection

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a natural gas company charged with violating the state'...

Wildlife

Emerging Regulatory Experiments in Permit Process Coordination for Endangered Species and Aquatic Resources in California

Many practitioners and scholars view enhanced permit coordination as beneficial due to purported...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Otter

A district court ordered the state of Idaho to propose a plan to protect the Canada lynx, a...