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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

Climate Change and the Role of Emerging Economies

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

Democracy Defense as Climate Change Law

In 1990, when the Clean Air Act (CAA) was last substantially amended, atmospheric carbon dioxide...

Energy

Briggs v. Southwestern Energy Production Co.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court vacated a lower court ruling that found an energy developer...

Sources to Sinks: Expanding a National CO2 Pipeline Network

Enhanced oil recovery has generated an immense and growing market for carbon dioxide (CO2),...

Governance

State Preemption of Local Government: The Philadelphia Story

We are practitioners for the City of Philadelphia with extensive experience in cases and...

Resisting Regulatory Rollback in the Trump Era: The Case for Preserving CZMA Consistency

On March 11, 2019, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published an advance...

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

Friends of Animals v. Romero

The Second Circuit affirmed denial of a challenge to NPS' approval of a white-tailed deer...

NorthMet Project Permit to Mine Application Dated December 2017

A state appellate court reversed the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' decisions to...

Toxic Substances

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...

Food & Water Watch, Inc. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court denied nonprofit groups' and EPA's cross-motions for summary judgment in a...

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

Hawkins v. Bernhardt

A district court dismissed a lawsuit challenging two protocol agreements entered into by Native...

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. Environmental Protection Agency

The Seventh Circuit affirmed dismissal of a challenge to the Michigan Department of...

Wildlife

Center for Biological Diversity v. Everson

A district court held that FWS' decision to list the northern long-eared bat as threatened...

"Significant Portion of Its Range": Statutory Interpretation of the ESA

The Endangered Species Act defines an endangered species as one at risk of extinction “...