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Committee for a Better Arvin v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit held that EPA violated the CAA when it approved California SIPs concerning...

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...

Climate Change

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...

Addressing Affordability and Long-Term Resiliency Through the National Flood Insurance Program

Given projections of sea-level rise and extreme precipitation from climate change, the United...

Energy

Barnstable v. O'Connor

The First Circuit reversed a lower court decision dismissing a lawsuit concerning a proposed...

Haw River Assembly v. Rao

A North Carolina court issued a preliminary injunction barring the state Mining and Energy...

Governance

National Ass'n of Home Builders v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit held that a home builders' association lacked standing to challenge EPA's and...

Resource Investments, Inc. v. United States

The Federal Circuit upheld a lower court decision dismissing on jurisdictional grounds a...

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

WildEarth Guardians v. United States Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement,

A district court held that OSM violated NEPA when it approved the expansion of two Colorado...

Federal Forest Resource Coalition v. Vilsack

A district court held that trade associations and nonprofit corporations representing members of...

Toxic Substances

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...

Town of Westport v. Monsanto Co.

A district court dismissed a town's Massachusetts Oil and Hazardous Material Release Prevention...

Waste

United States v. NCR Corp.

A district court held that a PRP established the divisibility defense and, therefore, is not...

Idaho Conservation League

The D.C. Circuit ordered EPA to submit a timeline for when it will issue its financial assurance...

Water

St. Bernard Parish Government v. United States

The Federal Claims Court held that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' construction, expansions,...

California Building Industry Ass'n v. State Water Resources Control Board

A California appellate court held that the state's water resources board did not violate state...

Wildlife

Audubon Society of Portland v. Jewell

A district court adopted a magistrate judge's report and recommendation and ordered FWS to...

Defenders of Wildlife v. Jewell: Wyoming Wolves Receive a Warranted Reprieve—But for How Long?

In September 2014, a federal district court invalidated a U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)...