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Voigt v. Coyote Creek Mining Co., LLC

The Eighth Circuit affirmed, 2-1, summary judgment for a mining company in a lawsuit concerning...

Sierra Club v. BP Products North America Inc.

A district court adopted a magistrate judge's recommendation and granted an environmental group'...

Climate Change

Connecticut v. Exxon Mobil Corp.

A district court remanded to state court a climate liability lawsuit brought by the state of...

The Legal and Administrative Risks of Climate Regulation

Prioritizing federal environmental regulation as the primary means of achieving dramatic, rapid...

Energy

Union of Concerned Scientists v. United States Department of Energy

The D.C. Circuit dismissed a nonprofit group's petition to review DOE's rule concerning the...

Public Service Electric and Gas Co. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit denied petitions to review three FERC orders concerning cost sharing for...

Governance

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court denied nonprofit groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to EPA's...

Indigenous Environmental Network v. President Donald J. Trump

A district court overrode the Biden Administration's objections to a lawsuit challenging...

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

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A district court denied Native American tribes' motion for a permanent injunction in an ongoing...

Voyageur Outward Bound School v. United States

A district court denied environmental groups' motion to reconsider its prior decision in a...

Toxic Substances

A Community Voice v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit remanded, 2-1, a rule EPA promulgated in 2019 in response to the court's 2017...

League of United Latin American Citizens v. Regan

The Ninth Circuit granted, 2-1, environmental groups' petitions to review EPA's 2017 decision...

Waste

Guam v. United States

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that a settlement of environmental liabilities must...

Kentucky Waterways Alliance v. Kentucky Utilities Co.

A district court granted summary judgment for a utility company in a lawsuit concerning...

Water

Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

In an unpublished opinion, the Fourth Circuit upheld the Army Corps of Engineers' decision to...

Rio Hondo Land & Cattle Co., L.P. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Tenth Circuit denied a company's petition to review an Environmental Appeals Board (EAB)...

Wildlife

Center for Biological Diversity v. Haaland

In an unpublished opinion, the D.C. Circuit affirmed dismissal of a challenge to FWS' failure to...

Endangered Species at Sea: Applying the ESA to Maritime Jurisdictions

Although some species fall solely within the jurisdiction of one country, it is common for...