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Air

Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-to-4 vote, reversed and remanded EPA's rule limiting hazardous...

Medical Advocates for Healthy Air v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit denied a petition for review challenging EPA's approval of a revision to...

Climate Change

Energy in the Ecopolis

Climate change, resource scarcity, and environmental degradation demand a paradigm shift in...

Coalition for Responsible Regulation, Inc. v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Utility Air Regulatory...

Energy

Defining Power Property Expectations

To date, most government efforts to promote distributed solar energy have involved incentivizing...

Prospects for Public Power and Distributed Renewable Energy

Recent growth in rooftop solar energy has caught the attention of utilities. Every customer who...

Governance

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition v. McCarthy

A district court dismissed environmental groups' CWA citizen suit against EPA for failing to...

Horne v. Department of Agriculture

The U.S. Supreme Court held that a USDA marketing order under the Agricultural Marketing...

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

Openlands v. United States Department of Transportation

A district court held that the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA's) record of decision (ROD...

WildEarth Guardians v. Montana Snowmobile Ass'n

The Ninth Circuit held that the U.S. Forest Service violated NEPA and other environmental...

Toxic Substances

El Comité Para el Bienestar de Earlimart v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit denied community groups' petition for review challenging EPA's approval of...

The Price of Reform: Models for Financing a Toxic Substances Control Act 2.0

At the start of the 114th Congress, lawmakers from both parties in the House and the Senate have...

Waste

Solvay USA Inc. v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit denied several petitions for review challenging aspects of an EPA rule that...

Carbon Sequestration Council v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit held that energy companies lack standing to challenge EPA's determination that...

Water

Turner v. Georgia River Network

Georgia's highest court held that the state's 25-foot buffer zone for development projects along...

McClung v. Paul

The Eighth Circuit held that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not abuse its discretion when...

Wildlife

Bear Valley Mutual Water Co. v. Jewell

The Ninth Circuit upheld a 2010 FWS rule designating critical habitat for the threatened Santa...

Cottonwood Environmental Law Center v. United States Forest Service

The Ninth Circuit held that the U.S. Forest Service violated ESA §7 when it failed to reinitiate...