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Air

Renewable Fuels Ass'n v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Tenth Circuit vacated EPA orders that granted extensions of exemptions under the CAA's...

Ass'n of Washington Business v. Washington State Department of Ecology

The Washington Supreme Court invalidated a rule promulgated by the state's Department of Ecology...

Climate Change

Environmental Justice, Just Transition, and a Low-Carbon Future for California

We must substantially reduce carbon emissions within a short time line, and this rapid...

Climate Change and the Role of Emerging Economies

The principles of “common but differentiated responsibility” (CBDR) and sustainable development...

Energy

NextEra Energy Capital Holdings, Inc. v. Walker

A district court held that a Texas right-of-first-refusal law giving existing electricity...

Renewable Energy: Corporate Obstacles and Opportunities

In the absence of a national mandate to intensify use of renewable energy, many corporations are...

Governance

Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

The D.C. Circuit denied a petition to review PHMSA’s rule regulating disclosure requirements for...

Chesapeake Climate Action Network v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit granted a petition to reconsider EPA's Final Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (...

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

Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Forest Service

A district court granted in part and denied in part a motion for summary judgment in a challenge...

Voyageur Outward Bound School v. United States

A district court upheld DOI's renewal of two mineral leases that had previously been rejected...

Toxic Substances

Environmental Law & Policy Center v. United States Coast Guard

A district court denied summary judgment to environmental groups in a challenge to the U.S....

Giovanni v. United States Department of the Navy

A district court granted the U.S. Navy's motion to dismiss a lawsuit concerning the release of...

Waste

Managing Marine Litter

Marine litter is human-created waste that has been discharged into the marine environment,...

Should We Ban Single-Use Plastics?

Millions of tons of plastic enter the environment every year, killing wildlife, releasing toxins...

Water

Back Bay Restoration Foundation, LTD v. United States Army Corps. of Engineers

A district court denied summary judgment to an environmental group challenging the U.S. Army...

South Carolina Coastal Conservation League v. Ross

A district court denied a motion to dismiss a challenge to NMFS' decision to issue incidental...

Wildlife

New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau v. United States Department of Interior

The Tenth Circuit reversed and remanded a district court ruling upholding FWS' designation of...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt

A district court dismissed a challenge to FWS' development of guidelines implementing its...