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Air

Merrick v. Diageo Americas Supply, Inc.

A district court held that the CAA does not preempt landowners' state common law tort claims...

The Clean Air Act: An Environmental Veneer for Protectionism?

The Clean Air Act (CAA) was founded on the principle that a maximum safe national...

Climate Change

In re Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

A New Jersey appellate court held that the state's Department of Environmental Protection...

Energy

The Newest Player in the Climate Change/Renewable Energy Game: EPA’s $100+ Billion Clean Water State Revolving Fund

On August 13, 2013, the state of New York set an important legal precedent that could...

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility v. Beaudreau

A district court largely upheld several administrative decisions made by federal agencies...

Governance

Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada v. U.S. Department of the Interior

The Ninth Circuit held that BLM did not violate NEPA or FLPMA when it approved the expansion of...

C&A Carbone, Inc. v. County of Rockland

A district court upheld the constitutionality of a New York county's solid waste flow control...

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

Powder River Basin Resource Council v. United States Bureau of Land Management

A district court dismissed environmental groups' claims that BLM violated NEPA when it approved...

WildEarth Guardians v. Bureau of Land Management

A district court held that environmental groups' NEPA and FLPMA claims against BLM in connection...

Toxic Substances

In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation

A district court denied a motion to dismiss an oil company's lawsuit against a gas station...

In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation

A district court held that a natural resource damages (NRD) settlement agreement between New...

Waste

El Paso Natural Gas Co. v. United States

The D.C. Circuit largely upheld the dismissal of a Native American tribe's RCRA and Uranium Mill...

NL Industries, Inc. v. ACF Industries

A district court granted in part and denied in part motions to dismiss a corporation's CERCLA...

Water

Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future v. Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority

A district court dismissed an environmental groups' citizen suit against a water authority for...

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc. v. Alex Energy, Inc.

A district court issued a memorandum opinion and order holding that the West Virginia Department...

Wildlife

Oceana v. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

A district court, in a memorandum opinion, dismissed environmental groups' lawsuit against the...

National Ass'n of Home Builders v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

A district court upheld two court-approved settlement agreements between environmental advocacy...