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Murray Energy Corp. v. McCarthy

A district court held that it has subject matter jurisdiction over a CAA §321(a) lawsuit against...

Sierra Club v. Energy Future Holdings Corp

A district court ordered an environmental group to pay $6.4 million in attorneys fees in a...

Climate Change

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...

High Country Conservation Advocates v. United States Forest Service

A district court vacated the government's approval of on-the-ground mining exploration...

Energy

PPL EnergyPlus, LLC v. Solomon

The Third Circuit struck down New Jersey's Long Term Capacity Pilot Program Act, which was...

Colorado Oil & Gas Ass'n v. City of Lafayette, Colorado

A Colorado court held that the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Act preempts a city's ban on...

Governance

New York State Electric & Gas Co. v. FirstEnergy Corp.

The Second Circuit affirmed in part and remanded in part a lower court decision holding the...

Chemehuevi Indian Tribe v. Jewell

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision dismissing a Native American tribe's claim...

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

Snyder v. Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The Ohio Supreme Court held that a mineral rights owner may be able to strip mine portions of a...

High Country Conservation Advocates v. United States Forest Service

A district court issued a final order vacating BLM's and the U.S. Forest Service's approval of...

Toxic Substances

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...

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. United States Food & Drug Administration

The Second Circuit reversed a lower court decision that FDA was required to hold hearings to...

Waste

United States v. Coeur d'Alenes Co.

The Ninth Circuit upheld a consent decree under CERCLA requiring a PRP to pay $350,000, plus...

Center for Community Action & Environmental Justice v. BNSF Railway Co.

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of environmental groups' RCRA citizen suit against a...

Water

Alaska Community Action on Toxics v. Aurora Energy Services, LLC

The Ninth Circuit held that the owner and operator of a coal export terminal may be held liable...

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court upheld a dredge-and-fill permit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued to a...

Wildlife

Mc Allen Grace Brethren Church v. Salazar

The Fifth Circuit held that DOI's ban on owning bald eagle feathers under the Bald and Golden...

Markle Interests, LLC v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service

A district court upheld FWS' designation of 1,544 acres of a privately owned tree farm in...