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Indiana v. Environmental Protection Agency

The Seventh Circuit upheld EPA's approval of revisions to Illinois' SIP, thereby rejecting...

Oklahoma v. McCarthy

A district court held that it lacks jurisdiction over Oklahoma's lawsuit against EPA challenging...

Climate Change

Habitat Conservation Plans and Climate Change: Recommendations for Policy

Habitat conservation plans (HCPs) are critical tools for managing species and their habitats....

A Role for Interstate Compacts in Coastal Resilience and Climate Change Mitigation

Interstate compacts are legal tools that can help states address the increasing number of...

Energy

Beardslee v. Inflection Energy, LLC

The Second Circuit held that New York's moratorium on hydraulic fracturing did not allow energy...

Shearwater v. Ashe

A district court held that FWS violated NEPA when it issued a rule increasing from 5 years to 30...

Governance

Field Notes From the Far East: China’s New Public Interest Environmental Protection Law in Action

On May 15, 2015, the Nanping Intermediate People’s Court in Fujian Province conducted the first-...

American Fuels & Petrochemical Manufacturers Ass'n v. Corey

A district court largely dismissed claims challenging California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard, 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

Gunpowder Riverkeeper v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The D.C. Circuit denied an environmental group's petition for review challenging FERC's decision...

NEPA and Climate Change: Practitioners Should Take Note of CEQ’s New Guidance

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has again offered for public comment...

Toxic Substances

In re Pesticide Action Network North America

The Ninth Circuit ordered EPA to respond to an administrative petition filed nearly nine years...

Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether

A district court dismissed Pennsylvania's public nuisance, trespass, and Pennsylvania Unfair...

Waste

CERCLA Settlements in an Age of Uncertainty: Fallout From Ameripride Services v. Texas Eastern Overseas

In April 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision in...

A Tale of Two Rivers: An Analysis of Different Approaches to Proving Intent for CERCLA Arranger Liability

Courts have grappled with the scope of CERCLA arranger liability ever since the U.S. Supreme...

Water

Federal Environmental Permitting of Offshore Aquaculture: Coverage and Challenges

Aquaculture is an important and growing element of the domestic and international food supply;...

ONRC Action v. United States Bureau of Reclamation

The Ninth Circuit held that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation did not violate the CWA by...

Wildlife

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals v. United States Department of Agriculture

The D.C. Circuit held that USDA's failure to apply general animal welfare standards to birds...

Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center v. MacWhorter

The Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court decision dismissing an environmental group's ESA...