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Alon Refining Springs, Inc. v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit upheld EPA's implementation of its Renewable Fuel Standards Program, which...

Sierra Club v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit dismissed a petition to review EPA's order denying an environmental group's...

Climate Change

Rhode Island v. Chevron Corp.

A district court granted Rhode Island's motion to remand to state court a challenge against...

Animal Legal Defense Fund v. United States

A district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by nonprofit groups and individuals alleging that...

Energy

A Minimal Problem of Marginal Emissions

Prof. Richard L. Revesz and Dr. Burcin Unel provide a useful, albeit no longer current, review...

Weighting the Risks and Benefits of Energy Storage on Fleet Emissions: Academics vs. Fundamentals

In their paper, Managing the Future of the Electricity Grid: Energy Storage and Greenhouse...

Governance

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Fifth Circuit dismissed environmental groups' challenge to EPA's issuance of a CWA general...

Oregon Cattlemen's Association v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

In an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit reversed the denial of an environmental group's...

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

TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP v. Dunavan

A state high court upheld the Nebraska Public Service Commission's determination that approval...

Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center v. Stanislaus National Forest

A district court denied a motion for summary judgment in a challenge to the U.S. Forest Service'...

Toxic Substances

Pilliod v. Monsanto Co.

A California jury awarded over $2 billion in compensatory and punitive damages to two residents...

Montgomery, County of v. Complete Lawn Care, Inc.

A state appellate court reversed a lower court ruling that struck down a county ordinance...

Waste

Idaho Conservation League v. Wheeler

The D.C. Circuit upheld EPA's decision not to issue financial responsibility requirements for...

California Communities Against Toxics v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit upheld an EPA rule that classified as "recycled" certain hazardous material...

Water

Clean Water Action v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Fifth Circuit upheld a 2017 EPA rule that postponed compliance dates mandated by the Agency'...

Georgia v. Wheeler

A district court granted a motion for summary judgment in a challenge to EPA and the U.S. Army...

Wildlife

Friends of Animals v. Ross

A district court vacated NMFS' 2014 decision not to list the queen conch, a marine mollusk that...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. U.S. Department of the Interior

A district court granted in part and denied in part DOI's motion to dismiss a challenge to its...