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Air

American Lung Ass'n v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit vacated EPA's Affordable Clean Energy Rule that repealed and replaced the Clean...

Texas v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Fifth Circuit denied petitions to review EPA's 2018 redesignation of Bexar County, Texas,...

Climate Change

Environmental Rights, Public Trust, and Public Nuisance: Addressing Climate Injustices Through State Climate Liability Litigation

This Article focuses on an area of rapidly evolving jurisprudence—climate liability litigation....

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

People, businesses, cities, and states are increasingly burdened by extreme weather events....

Energy

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...

Avandgrid Networks, Inc. v. Secretary of State

The Maine Supreme Court held unconstitutional a state ballot initiative that proposed to reverse...

Governance

Measuring Environmental Justice: Analysis of Progress Under Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump

President Donald Trump’s environmental policies appear detrimental to the environmental justice...

Safeguarding Against Distortions of Scientific Research in Federal Policymaking

The appropriate use of science in policymaking depends upon integrity in scientific research and...

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

Friends of Animals v. Sheehan

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

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance v. Bernhardt

A district court denied a motion to preliminarily enjoin BLM from authorizing construction of a...

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

Patching a Persistent Problem: PFAS and RCRA’s Citizen Suit Provision

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a toxic, environmentally persistent class of...

United States v. Sterling Centrecorp Inc.

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling in a lawsuit concerning the U.S. government's...

Water

Texas v. New Mexico

The U.S. Supreme Court denied, 8-0, Texas' motion to review a river master's final determination...

Sierra Club v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

The Fourth Circuit stayed a pipeline company's use of a nationwide permit, verified by the Army...

Wildlife

United States v. Lowe

A district court granted the U.S. government's motions for preliminary injunction and temporary...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt

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