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Sierra Club v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit dismissed a petition to review EPA's order denying an environmental group's...

Sierra Club v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit dismissed in part and denied in part a petition to review EPA's 2016 revisions...

Climate Change

Colorado Automobile Dealers Ass'n v. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

A state district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by an automobile dealers' association...

Overcoming Impediments to Offshore CO2 Storage: Legal Issues in the United States and Canada

Limiting future temperature increases and associated climate change requires immediate action to...

Energy

Valero Energy Corp. v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit dismissed a petroleum refiner's petition to review an EPA document interpreting...

Corporate Renewable Energy Goals: What Does “100% Renewable” Really Mean?

There is a movement among companies to use more renewable energy and less energy obtained from...

Governance

Kisor v. Wilkie

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Auer doctrine, deferring to the Department of Veterans Affairs...

Interior’s Authority to Curb Fossil Fuel Leasing

In his recent statements and testimony before the U.S. Congress, Secretary of the Interior David...

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

Norwalk Harbor Keeper v. U.S. Department of Transportation

A district court granted summary judgment to DOT, the Federal Transit Administration, and the...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Ilano

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a summary judgment for the U.S. Forest Service in a challenge to the...

Toxic Substances

Pilliod v. Monsanto Co.

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

Montgomery, County of v. Complete Lawn Care, Inc.

A state appellate court reversed a lower court ruling that struck down a county ordinance...

Waste

California Communities Against Toxics v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit upheld an EPA rule that classified as "recycled" certain hazardous material...

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Forest Service

The Ninth Circuit reversed a district court's dismissal of a challenge to the use of lead...

Water

Center for Environmental Law & Policy v. Washington Department of Ecology

A Washington state appellate court held invalid the Department of Ecology's administrative rule...

Oklahoma v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court denied Oklahoma's motion to preliminarily enjoin EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of...

Wildlife

Center for Environmental Science, Accuracy & Reliability v. United States Department of Interior

A district court dismissed a challenge to FWS' denial of a petition to remove the coastal...

Electronic Reporting and Monitoring in Fisheries: Data Privacy, Security, and Management Challenges and 21st-Century Solutions

As human populations have more than doubled since 1960, pressure on wild fish stocks has...