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Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit dismissed automobile industry groups' petition challenging an EPA rule intended...

WildEarth Guardians v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Tenth Circuit denied petitions for review challenging EPA's approval of a regional cap-and-...

Climate Change

Pike Balancing: Vulnerabilities of State Greenhouse Gas Regulations and Possible Solutions

The dormant Commerce Clause prohibits state-level regulations that improperly discriminate...

Emerging Clarity on Climate Change Law: EPA Empowered and State Common Law Remedies Enabled

The emerging law of climate change is becoming clearer. The U.S. Supreme Court’s series of...

Energy

Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit upheld an NRC order transferring regulatory authority over decommissioning...

Sovereign Operating Co. v. City & County of Broomfield

A Colorado court held that a voter-approved local ban on hydraulic fracturing cannot apply...

Governance

Bryant v. United States

The Eleventh Circuit dismissed military families' claims against the government under the...

Nebraska v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court dismissed Nebraska's lawsuit challenging EPA's proposed standards to limit...

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

San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority v. Jewell

A district court granted summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on all but...

Yount v. Salazar

A district court upheld DOI's decision to withdraw more than one million acres of federal land...

Toxic Substances

A Decade of Natural Resource Damage Liability: Key Federal Decisions 2004-2014

The past 30 years have seen a slow appearance and evolution of natural resource damage (NRD)...

In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon”

A district court issued its findings of fact and conclusions of law regarding phase one of the...

Waste

Florida Power Corp. v. First Energy Corp.

The Sixth Circuit held that a Florida utility's lawsuit to recover cleanup costs it has incurred...

Anthony Wayne Corp. v. Elco Industries, Inc.

A district court denied a manufacturing company's motion to dismiss a landowner's state law...

Water

Mobile Baykeeper v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A district court dismissed an environmental group's lawsuit challenging the U.S. Army Corps of...

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition v. Fola Coal Co.

A district court denied a mining company's motion for partial judgment in a case filed against...

Wildlife

Swan View Coalition v. Weber

A district court granted in part and denied in part motions for summary judgment in a case...

Defenders of Wildlife v. Jewell

A district court upheld FWS' withdrawal of a proposed rule that would have listed the dunes...