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California v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court denied EPA's request to stay a previous order requiring it to comply with its...

The Clean Air Act, Pigouvian Pricing, and Climate Governance

Two carbon pricing bills were introduced during the 115th Congress. Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla...

Climate Change

People of New York v. Exxon Mobil Corp.

New York's high court dismissed the state's securities fraud lawsuit concerning an oil company's...

Learning From Tribal Innovations: Lessons in Climate Change Adaptation

Although a vast literature focuses on the efforts of states on climate change, they are not the...

Energy

Sources to Sinks: Expanding a National CO2 Pipeline Network

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

Bad Policy, Disastrous Consequences: Coal-Fired Power in Puerto Rico

In September 2019, in an article entitled “The Market Has Spoken: Coal Is Dying,” Matt Egan of...

Governance

Reuse, Restore, Recycle: Historic Preservation as an Alternative to Sprawl

Our country's landscape has changed dramatically over the last 50 years as a result of...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court's dismissal of an environmental group's request to...

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 Buckingham v. State Air Pollution Control Board

The Fourth Circuit vacated the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board's approval of a permit for...

Idaho Conservation League v. U.S. Forest Service

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

Toxic Substances

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...

Giovanni v. United States Department of the Navy

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

Waste

Should We Ban Single-Use Plastics?

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

United States v. Exxon Mobil Corp.

The Ninth Circuit reversed a district court order denying the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard...

Water

American Waterways Operators v. Wheeler

A district court denied motions to remand and vacate EPA's decision to allow a no-discharge zone...

Columbia Riverkeeper v. Wheeler

The Ninth Circuit affirmed judgment for environmental groups in a CWA challenge to compel EPA to...

Wildlife

Delacroix Corp. v. Becerra

A district court temporarily blocked a California law banning the import and sale of alligator...

San Francisco Herring Ass'n v. U.S. Department of the Interior

The Ninth Circuit reversed a district court's denial of leave to file an amended complaint in a...