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Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation

A district court held that owners of Volkswagen-branded franchise dealerships could move forward...

The Role of Individual and Household Behavior in Decarbonization

This Article, excerpted from Michael B. Gerrard & John C. Dernbach, eds., Legal Pathways...

Climate Change

Legal Pathways to Carbon-Neutral Agriculture

This Article, excerpted from Michael B. Gerrard & John C. Dernbach, eds., Legal Pathways...

Proposal for a Multilateral Border Carbon Adjustment Scheme That Is Consistent With WTO Law

As the world considers how to respond to the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw...

Energy

Decentralization and Deference: How Different Conceptions of Federalism Matter for Deference and Why That Matters for Renewable Energy

This Article poses a question about deference that remains surprisingly unresolved: when...

Energy Justice: What It Means and How to Integrate It Into State Regulation of Electricity Markets

This Comment proposes a framework for evaluating energy justice, recognizing that there is not,...

Governance

Back to Basics or Slash and Burn? Scott Pruitt’s Reign as EPA Administrator

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt describes his philosophy as “back to basics." Although Pruitt’s...

Environmental Protection in Indian Country: The Fundamentals

Tribes and Native villages are demonstrating reinvigorated environmental activism as they face...

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

Elkay Mining Co. v. Smith

The Fourth Circuit denied a coal company's petition to review an ALJ decision that found that a...

Sierra Club v. U.S. Department of Energy

The D.C. Circuit denied a environmental group's petition to review a FERC decision allowing the...

Toxic Substances

Liebhart v. SPX Corp.

A district court held that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) being regulated under TSCA does not...

FIFRA at 40: The Need for Felonies for Pesticide Crimes

In 1996, Congress abandoned a seven-year effort by consecutive Republican and Democratic...

Waste

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Amerada Hess Corp.

A district court held that gas companies will have to face monetary compensation claims under...

Dailey v. Bridgeton Landfill, LLC

A district court held that St. Louis home owners' nuisance claims against a pharmaceutical...

Water

The Water Works & Sewer Bd. of the Town of Centre v. 3M Co.

A district court held that a water pollution case against carpet manufacturers belonged in state...

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Cheyenne Corp.

A New Jersey appellate court held that the state environmental agency properly ordered a theme...

Wildlife

Mayo v. National Park Service

The D.C. Circuit held that the Park Service did not violate NEPA when it authorized recreational...

American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign v. USDA

The D.C. Circuit held that the USDA's decision to alter territorial lines of the Devil's Garden...