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Air

Community-in-Power & Development Ass'n v. Pruitt

A district court ordered EPA to promulgate revised CAA emission standards for nine industrial...

Prevention of Significant Deterioration: A Scalpel, Not an Axe

Does the United States need the Clean Air Act’s Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)...

Climate Change

Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Schneiderman

A district court dismissed an oil company's lawsuit seeking to stop the New York and...

Incorporating Climate Change Adaptation Into Framework Environmental Laws

This Article examines the various ways countries throughout the world have started to...

Energy

Briggs v. Southwestern Energy Production Co.

A Pennsylvania appellate court held that a family may go forward with its lawsuit against a...

Deep Decarbonization and Hydropower

Hydropower—both conventional and pumped storage hydropower—is crucial to sustaining our...

Governance

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service

A district court held that FWS must comply with a FOIA request for information from its Law...

EQT Production Co. v. Department of Environmental Protection

Pennsylvania's highest court held that the $10,000/day civil penalty under the Clean Streams Law...

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

M.L. Johnson Family Properties, LLC v. Zinke

A district court upheld a surface coal mining permit issued to a company even though the...

Western Organization of Resource Councils v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management

A district court held that BLM violated NEPA by failing to adequately consider climate change in...

Toxic Substances

Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste v. Pruitt

A district court held that EPA violated the APA by failing to provide notice and opportunity to...

Environmental Working Group v. United States Food & Drug Administration

A district court dismissed environmental groups' lawsuit against the FDA concerning the use of...

Waste

B&R Resources, LLC v. Department of Environmental Protection

A Pennsylvania appellate court reversed and remanded a lower court's decision that the owner of...

American Petroleum Institute v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit clarified an earlier ruling vacating portions of a 2015 rule that defined when...

Water

Environmental Law & Policy Center v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court held it could not rule on the merits as to whether EPA violated the APA when it...

Friends of the Santa Clara River v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

The Ninth Circuit upheld the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' issuance of a CWA §404 permit...

Wildlife

Current Developments in U.S. Fisheries Policy

The Trump Administration’s approach to fisheries management appears to constitute a significant...

California Sea Urchin Comm'n v. Bean

The Ninth Circuit upheld FWS' decision to end its 1987 sea otter translocation program. FWS...