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Air

Kansas v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, dismissed a petition challenging an EPA computer...

United States v. Gunselman

The Fifth Circuit upheld an individual's sentence and conviction for wire fraud, money...

Climate Change

Juliana v. United States

A magistrate judge recommended that a district court deny motions to dismiss a lawsuit brought...

Integrating Climate Change Resilience Into HUD’s Disaster Recovery Program

A changing climate means that storms, floods, wildfires, and even coastlines cannot be expected...

Energy

Miami-Dade County v. Florida Power & Light Co.

A Florida appellate court reversed and remanded the state siting board's decision to permit a...

Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing LLC

The U.S. Supreme Court held that the Federal Power Act (FPA) preempts a Maryland program...

Governance

Boler v. Early

A district court held it lacks subject matter jurisdiction over a class action lawsuit that...

PCS Phosphate Co. v. American Home Assurance Co.

A district court held that an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify a company in two...

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

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service

A district court held that FWS violated NEPA when it reissued two orders authorizing the killing...

Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Ass'ns v. United States Department of Interior

The Ninth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower...

Toxic Substances

Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon"

A district court granted an oil company's motion to dismiss claims filed against it for economic...

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Forest Service

The Ninth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, held that environmental groups have standing to...

Waste

Asarco, LLC v. Atlantic Richfield Co.

The Supreme Court of Montana upheld a lower court decision dismissing a smelting company's state...

Department of Toxic Substances Control v. Technichem, Inc.

A district court held on motions for summary judgment that a hazardous waste management company...

Water

Bohmker v. Oregon

A district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by individual miners and various mining groups,...

Montana Environmental Information Center v. Montana Department of Environmental Quality

A Montana court vacated and remanded a water discharge permit that the state's environmental...

Wildlife

Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Food & Drug Administration

The Ninth Circuit held that FDA properly withheld certain information concerning egg-production...

Mayo v. Jarvis

A district court remanded a portion of FWS’ addendum to a 2007 biological opinion concerning the...