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Air

New Jersey v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit denied, 2-1, New Jersey's challenge to a rule promulgated by EPA on remand...

Sierra Club v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit vacated three provisions of EPA's 2018 rule implementing NAAQS for ozone....

Climate Change

Minnesota v. American Petroleum Institute

A district court granted a state's motion to remand to state court a climate change lawsuit...

New York, City of v. Chevron Corp.

The Second Circuit affirmed dismissal of a lawsuit seeking damages from oil companies for harms...

Energy

Public Service Electric and Gas Co. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit denied petitions to review three FERC orders concerning cost sharing for...

Governing the Gasoline Spigot: Gas Stations and the Transition Away From Gasoline

Gas stations are America’s largest carbon spigot, a leading source of neighborhood-based...

Governance

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility v. National Park Service

A district court denied the National Park Service's (NPS') motion to dismiss a challenge to its...

Humane Society International v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

A district court granted summary judgment for a nonprofit group in a lawsuit seeking FOIA...

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

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Bureau of Land Management

A district court granted BLM's motion for voluntary remand in a challenge to the agency's...

Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards v. Red River Coal Co., Inc.

The Fourth Circuit affirmed summary judgment for a coal company in a lawsuit concerning the...

Toxic Substances

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization v. Wheeler

A district court granted nonprofit groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to EPA's...

American Chemistry Council v. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

A California appellate court upheld the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's...

Waste

The Supreme Court Opens a Door in ARCO v. Christian, Part Two

In its Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Christian opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed...

Single-Use Plastics and the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the balance between sustainability and human safety on a global...

Water

Cottonwood Environmental Law Center v. Edwards

A district court denied a motion for preliminary injunction in a lawsuit concerning irrigation...

National Audubon Society v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

The Fourth Circuit affirmed summary judgment for the Army Corps of Engineers in a challenge to...

Wildlife

Flaherty v. Raimondo

A district court denied an environmental group's motion for summary judgment in a challenge to...

Cook Inletkeeper v. Raimondo

A district court granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion for summary...