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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

Rhode Island v. Chevron Corp.

A district court granted Rhode Island's motion to remand to state court a challenge against...

Animal Legal Defense Fund v. United States

A district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by nonprofit groups and individuals alleging that...

Energy

A Minimal Problem of Marginal Emissions

Prof. Richard L. Revesz and Dr. Burcin Unel provide a useful, albeit no longer current, review...

Weighting the Risks and Benefits of Energy Storage on Fleet Emissions: Academics vs. Fundamentals

In their paper, Managing the Future of the Electricity Grid: Energy Storage and Greenhouse...

Governance

Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy v. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

In an unpublished opinion, a state appellate court upheld the Minnesota Department of Natural...

Dine Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment v. Bureau of Indian Affairs

The Ninth Circuit upheld dismissal of a lawsuit challenging a set of agency decisions that...

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

Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center v. Stanislaus National Forest

A district court denied a motion for summary judgment in a challenge to the U.S. Forest Service'...

United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma v. Federal Communications Commission

The D.C. Circuit granted in part petitions to vacate a portion of a Federal Communications...

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

Idaho Conservation League v. Wheeler

The D.C. Circuit upheld EPA's decision not to issue financial responsibility requirements for...

California Communities Against Toxics v. Environmental Protection Agency

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

Water

Anacostia Riverkeeper, Inc. v. Wheeler

A district court vacated TMDLs that were established by the District of Columbia for E. Coli...

Eastern Oregon Mining Ass'n v. Department of Environmental Quality

The Oregon Supreme Court upheld the Department of Environmental Quality's issuance of a permit...

Wildlife

Natural Resources Defense Council v. U.S. Department of the Interior

A district court granted in part and denied in part DOI's motion to dismiss a challenge to its...

Defenders of Wildlife v. United States Department of the Interior

The Fourth Circuit vacated a biological opinion and incidental take statement issued by FWS in...