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WildEarth Guardians v. McCarthy

The Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court decision dismissing an environmental group's citizen suit...

Dedicated ELR Issue on the Proposed Clean Power Plan: Introduction

On June 18, 2014, EPA officially proposed the Clean Power Plan—a rule that aims to reduce CO2...

Climate Change

Cleveland National Forest Foundation v. San Diego Association of Governments

A California appellate court held that the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) failed...

Historical Perspectives on §111(d) of the Clean Air Act

Looking at the history of the Clean Air Act provides some guidance on what Congress intended...

Energy

Parish of Plaquemines v. Total Petrochemical & Refining USA, Inc.

A district court remanded to state court a Louisiana parish's lawsuit against 19 oil and gas...

Smith v. Illinois Department of Natural Resources

An Illinois court denied residents' motion to preliminarily enjoin the state's proposed...

Governance

Friends of the King River v. County of Fresno

A California appellate court upheld a lower court decision denying an environmental group's...

Shanley v. Chalmette Refining, LLC

A district court dismissed four individuals' claims that the emission of hydrogen sulfide (H2S)...

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

Buffalo River Watershed Alliance v. Department of Agriculture

A district court held that the Farm Service Agency and the Small Business Administration...

San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority v. Jewell

A district court granted summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on all but...

Toxic Substances

Myers v. United States

A district court, in a 120-page decision, dismissed claims that the U.S. Navy negligently...

Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon"

A district court denied an oil company's motion to amend the findings, alter the judgment, or...

Waste

United States v. Mazza

The Second Circuit vacated individuals' convictions for making false statements and conspiring...

HLP Properties, LLC v. Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, Inc.

A district court granted in part and denied in part motions to dismiss property owners' CERCLA...

Water

Askins v. Ohio Department of Agriculture

A district court denied individuals' motion to enjoin the Ohio Department of Agriculture from...

Energy & Environment Cabinet v. Frasure Creek Mining, LLC

A Kentucky court rejected a proposed consent decree between the state's environmental agency and...

Wildlife

Humane Society of the United States v. Pritzker

A district court vacated and remanded the National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS') decision...

Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. United States Department of Agriculture

The Ninth Circuit dismissed an environmental group's ESA and NEPA claims against FWS, the...