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Air

Sierra Club v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Fifth Circuit upheld EPA's approval of Louisiana's SIP for controlling regional haze....

United States v. Ameren Missouri

A district court ordered an electric utility company to obtain a PSD permit to address CAA...

Climate Change

The Constitutionality of Taxing Agricultural and Land Use Emissions

Economywide legislation to address climate change will be ineffective unless it addresses...

A Mount Laurel for Climate Change? The Judicial Role in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Land Use and Transportation

Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation in the United States have remained persistently...

Energy

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. Perry

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court order directing DOE to publish four energy...

A Minimal Problem of Marginal Emissions

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 Burcin Unel provide a useful, albeit no longer current, review...

Governance

Demoruelle v. Kucharski

A district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Hawaiian resident alleging that an early start...

Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A district court denied a motion for summary judgment against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

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

Western Watersheds Project v. Schneider

A district court denied a motion to dismiss or transfer a lawsuit concerning greater sage-grouse...

National Audubon Society v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

A district court granted summary judgment to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a challenge to...

Toxic Substances

Hardwick v. 3M Co.

A district court denied chemical manufacturing companies' motions to dismiss a lawsuit seeking...

Pilliod v. Monsanto Co.

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

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

Oklahoma v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Tenth Circuit denied a motion to hold in abeyance a lawsuit concerning EPA and the U.S. Army...

Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Ass'ns v. Glaser

The Ninth Circuit reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit concerning a tile drainage system in the...

Wildlife

Friends of the River v. National Marine Fisheries Service

In an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit reversed in part and affirmed in part a summary...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Jewell

A district court vacated in part and remanded in part FWS' 2014 determination to remove the Rio...