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United States v. Volvo Powertrain Corp.

The D.C. Circuit upheld a $72 million judgment against an automobile manufacturer for violating...

WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit upheld EPA's approval of Nevada's SIP for regional haze. In the SIP, Nevada...

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

Interstate Transmission Challenges for Renewable Energy: A Federalism Mismatch

It is impossible to talk about developing renewable energy resources in the United States,...

Commonwealth Edison Co. v. Illinois Commerce Comm'n

An Illinois appellate court upheld a state plan requiring state utilities to purchase power from...

Governance

Well-Being Analysis vs. Cost-Benefit Analysis.

Every proposed law raises the question: Would its benefits outweigh its costs? To answer that...

Comments on "Our Place in the World: A New Relationship for Environmental Ethics and Law"

In Our Place in the World, Purdy laments the resort to cost-benefit analysis (CBA) as...

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

North Coast Rivers Alliance v. Westlands Water District

A California appellate court held that interim renewal contracts concerning BLM's ongoing...

Western Lands Project v. United States Department of Interior

A district court held that BLM complied with NEPA when it issued a programmatic EIS for utility-...

Toxic Substances

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....

Reunion in Salem: Updating the MTBE Controversy

Concerned about groundwater contamination and the potential health effects of methyl tertiary...

Waste

CTS Corp. v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit denied a petition for review challenging EPA's decision to add property...

Sierra Club v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit vacated EPA's gasification exclusion rule, which exempts from RCRA certain...

Water

Environmental Law Foundation v. State Water Resources Control Board

A California court held that the public trust doctrine protects navigable waterways from harm...

Alt v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Fourth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision denying an environmental group's motion to...

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...