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Air

The Volkswagen Air Pollution Emissions Litigation

On September 18, 2015, EPA announced that 482,000 Volkswagen diesel engine vehicles sold in the...

Grandfathering Coal: Power Plant Regulation Under the Clean Air Act

In their book Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the “War on Coal,” Richard Revesz...

Climate Change

Putting a Carbon Charge on Federal Coal: Legal and Economic Issues

U.S. policy to limit greenhouse gas emissions is driven, in part, by the U.S. Environmental...

Informing Investors of Climate Risk: The Impact of Securities Laws in the Environmental Context

Investors, regulators, and shareholders have shown increasing interest in the information that...

Energy

Sierra Club v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The D.C. Circuit dismissed environmental groups' petition challenging FERC's decision...

Sierra Club v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The D.C. Circuit dismissed an environmental group's petition challenging FERC's authorization of...

Governance

Elazar v. Macrietta Cleaners, Inc.

A New Jersey appellate court affirmed a lower court decision that dismissed as untimely shop...

United States v. Washington

The Ninth Circuit held that Washington state's management of barrier culverts, which allow...

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

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

The Fourth Circuit upheld the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' issuance of a dredge and fill permit...

Idaho Conservation League v. U.S. Forest Service

A district court held that the U.S. Forest Service violated NEPA in connection with its approval...

Toxic Substances

Toxic Substances Control Act Reform: What's Happening, and What's Next?

Betting on Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform before the 2016 presidential election is...

PCS Phosphate Co. v. American Home Assurance Co.

A district court held that an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify a company in two...

Waste

New York v. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit denied several states', environmental groups', and Native Americans' petitions...

North River Mews Assocs. v. Alcoa Corp.

In an unpublished opinion, a district court held that a developer may go forward with its CERCLA...

Water

Concerned Pastors for Social Action v. Khouri

A district court held that citizen groups may go forward with their SDWA lawsuit against various...

Duarte Nursery, Inc. v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

A district court, on motions for summary judgment, held that the owner of a farm violated the...

Wildlife

California Sea Urchin Commission v. Bean

The Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit filed by...

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility v. Town of Barnstable, Mass.

The D.C. Circuit reversed and remanded a lower court decision that the Bureau of Ocean Energy...