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Ass'n of Irritated Residents v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit granted in part and denied in part a petition to review EPA's final rule...

Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Ass'n v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit denied a challenge to EPA's 2015 rule updating the standards under which the...

Climate Change

EU Carbon Border Adjustment and WTO Law, Part One

In July 2021, the European Commission published a proposal for a Carbon Border Adjustment...

Hoboken, City of v. Exxon Mobil Corp.

A district court remanded to state court a climate liability lawsuit brought by the city of...

Energy

Governing the Grid: Decarbonization, Energy Security, and Climate Adaptation for the 21st Century

Visible impacts of climate change, like the unprecedented winter storm in Texas, underscore the...

Minnesota Power’s Petition for Approval of the EnergyForward Resource Package

A state appellate court upheld the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission's (MPUC's) approval of...

Governance

Humane Society International v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

A district court granted researchers' and primate importers' motions to intervene in a lawsuit...

Adorers of the Blood of Christ v. Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., LLC

A district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by Catholic nuns seeking monetary damages for...

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

Rocky Mountain Wild v. Haaland

A district court held that BLM's 2018 decision to auction oil and gas leases on federally owned...

The Development of Natural Resources in Outer Space

We are in the first phase of a second space age, building on exploration that led to the 1967...

Toxic Substances

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Second Circuit denied two petitions to review EPA's final rule restricting access by...

Farmworkers Ass'n of Florida v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit vacated EPA's authorization of the pesticide aldicarb for use on oranges and...

Waste

California River Watch v. Vacaville, City of

The Ninth Circuit, 2-1, vacated summary judgment for a California city in a RCRA citizen suit...

Food Scrap Recycling: Opportunities and Realities

When food waste decomposes, it releases methane, a greenhouse gas with at least 25 times the...

Water

Upper Missouri Waterkeeper v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit remanded a summary judgment order in a challenge to EPA's approval of Montana'...

Navajo Nation v. Regan

A district court granted EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers' motion to voluntarily remand the...

Wildlife

WildEarth Guardians v. Haaland

A district court granted summary judgment for an environmental group in a challenge to FWS'...

Louisiana v. Department of Commerce

A district court granted the state of Louisiana's motion for preliminary injunction to delay the...