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Air

Mexichem Fluor, Inc. v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit granted hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) manufacturers' petitions to review a 2016 EPA...

Protecting Air for Waterville v. Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

The Sixth Circuit dismissed environmental groups' petition to review air pollution control...

Climate Change

Is Meat the New Tobacco? Regulating Food Demand in the Age of Climate Change

Switching from a meat-heavy to a plant-based diet is one of the highest-impact lifestyle changes...

Clean Air Council v. United States

A district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by an environmental group and two children...

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

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Wheeler

A district court dismissed for lack of standing an environmental group's challenge to an EPA...

Union of Concerned Scientists v. Wheeler

A district court dismissed a nonprofit group's challenge to an EPA directive that prohibited...

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

Wyoming v. United States Department of the Interior

In an unpublished opinion, the Tenth Circuit vacated a district court's order enjoining BLM's...

Citizens for a Healthy Community v. United States Bureau of Land Management

A district court ordered BLM and environmental groups to agree on a remedy for BLM's failure to...

Toxic Substances

Hardeman v. Monsanto

A U.S. jury awarded over $80 million in damages to a California man who claimed that the...

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...

Waste

Evanston v. Northern Illinois Gas Co.

A district court denied a city's motion for a preliminary injunction in a RCRA lawsuit against...

Residents of Gordon Plaza, Inc. v. Latoya Cantrell

A district court granted residents' motion for summary judgment in a RCRA lawsuit against the...

Water

Upper Missouri Waterkeeper v. Montana Department of Environmental Quality

A state high court affirmed a lower court's summary judgment for the Montana Department of...

Lighthouse Resources Inc. v. Inslee

A district court granted Washington's and environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a...

Wildlife

Kansas Natural Resource Coalition v. U.S. Department of the Interior

A district court granted FWS' motion to dismiss a challenge brought by an environmental group...

Friends of Animals v. Zinke

A district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by conservation groups challenging FWS' 2017...