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Air

New Era Group v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit upheld EPA's denial of a petition to reconsider an Agency rule allocating...

Nebraska v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

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

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...

Save Lake Peigneur, Inc. v. Louisiana Department of Natural Resources,

A Louisiana court held that the state erred in issuing a coastal use permit to a natural gas...

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

Boeing Co. v. Movassaghi

The Ninth Circuit invalidated a California law that prescribes cleanup standards for radioactive...

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...

Water

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...

Pebble Limited Partnership v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court dismissed a lawsuit challenging EPA's initiation of CWA §404(c) proceedings for...

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...