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Air

Save the Scenic Santa Ritas v. Darwin

An Arizona court overturned the state's issuance of an air permit for a proposed open-pit copper...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit denied an environmental group's petition challenging EPA's approval of a...

Climate Change

Beyond the CDM: Regulating China’s Domestic Offset Scheme

Success in China moving from participation in the Clean Development Mechanism to a national...

A Response to the IPCC Fifth Assessment

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report presented...

Energy

Bass Energy v. City of Broadview Heights

An Ohio court struck down a city's ban on drilling new oil and gas wells within its jurisdiction...

Center for Sustainable Economy v. Jewell

The D.C. Circuit upheld DOI's five-year plan for oil and gas leases on the outer continental...

Governance

Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Ass'n

The U.S. Supreme Court held that federal agencies need not follow the APA's formal notice-and-...

CREED-21 v. City of San Diego

A California appellate court ordered the dismissal of an environmental group's California...

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

Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley

The California Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision that a developer's proposal to...

Defenders of Wildlife v. Jewell

A district court held that environmental groups may go forward with their ESA lawsuit...

Toxic Substances

The Minamata Convention on Mercury and the Future of Multilateral Environmental Agreements

The 2013 Minamata Convention on Mercury is a wide-ranging treaty posed to address the serious...

Trumpeter Swan Society v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit upheld EPA's denial of a petition filed by 101 environmental groups asking the...

Waste

Environmental Processing Systems, L.C. v. FPL Farming, Ltd.

The Texas Supreme Court reinstated a jury verdict in favor of a waste disposal facility in a...

Decker Manufacturing Corp. v. Travelers Indemnity Co.

A district court held that an insurance company must defend and indemnify a manufacturing...

Water

Precon Development Corp. v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

The Fourth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, affirmed a lower court decision upholding the U.S...

Kansas v. Nebraska

The U.S. Supreme Court adopted a Special Master's determination that Nebraska "knowingly failed...

Wildlife

Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Brazell

The Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court decision affirming the U.S. Forest Service's...

San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority v. Locke

The Ninth Circuit upheld the National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS') biological opinion...