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Air Alliance Houston v. U.S. Chemical and Safety Hazard Investigation Board

A district court granted environmental groups' request to compel the U.S. Chemical and Safety...

National Parks Conservation Ass'n v. North Dakota Department of Health

A state court upheld the North Dakota Department of Health's decision to issue an air quality...

Climate Change

Chernaik v. Brown

An Oregon appellate court upheld a lower court's finding that the public trust doctrine does not...

Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change

When the United States withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement, 100 private corporations...

Energy

Environmental Defense Center v. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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

Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization: Postscript

With this Article, ELR News & Analysis concludes our year-long series of excerpts from Legal...

Governance

Atchafalaya Basinkeeper v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A district court denied environmental groups' motion to preliminarily enjoin a pipeline company...

Story of Stuff Project v. United States Forest Service

A district court granted in part and denied in part an environmental group's motion for summary...

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

Kanter Real Estate, LLC v. Department of Environmental Protection

A state appellate court reversed the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's order...

Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC v. 6.56 Acres of Land

The Fourth Circuit affirmed district courts' injunction orders granting a pipeline company...

Toxic Substances

The Use of PFAS at Industrial and Military Facilities: Technical, Regulatory, and Legal Issues

Contamination of drinking water by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has garnered much...

Preventing Toxic Lead Exposure Through Drinking Water Using Point-of-Use Filtration

Lead exposure through drinking water is an acute and persistent problem in the United States....

Waste

Kentucky Waterways Alliance v. Kentucky Utilities Company

The Sixth Circuit held that seepage from a coal-fired power plant that reached a nearby lake...

Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd.

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court's ruling that a Canadian smelter company that dumped...

Water

National Fuel Gas Supply Corp. v. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The Second Circuit vacated a decision by the New York State Department of Environmental...

Hoopa Valley Tribe v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit vacated a FERC decision concerning a licensee's decommissioning plan with...

Wildlife

Oceana, Inc. v. Ross

A district court granted an environmental group's request to enforce the court's previous order...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Ross

The Federal Circuit upheld a ban on the importation from Mexico of shrimp and other seafood...