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United States v. Ameren Missouri

A district court granted in part a motion to stay its previous order requiring an electric...

California v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit upheld EPA's decision to reconsider greenhouse gas emission standards for model...

Climate Change

Electric Utility Wildfire Liability Reform in California

As climate change worsens, so does the risk of wildfires. This is especially so in already hot,...

The Constitutionality of Taxing Agricultural and Land Use Emissions

Economywide legislation to address climate change will be ineffective unless it addresses...

Energy

State Authority to Regulate Mobile Source Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Part 1: History and Current Challenge

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental...

Ongoing Actions, Ongoing Issues: Trying Again to Free Federal Dams From the ESA

Federal dams have been the focus of major disputes involving application of the Endangered...

Governance

El Paso, Texas v. Trump

A district court granted a motion to preliminarily enjoin the Trump Administration from using...

Demoruelle v. Kucharski

A district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Hawaiian resident alleging that an early start...

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

Western Watersheds Project v. Schneider

A district court preliminarily enjoined BLM from implementing its 2019 amendments to plans for...

Western Watersheds Project v. Schneider

A district court denied a motion to dismiss or transfer a lawsuit concerning greater sage-grouse...

Toxic Substances

Hardwick v. 3M Co.

A district court denied chemical manufacturing companies' motions to dismiss a lawsuit seeking...

Pilliod v. Monsanto Co.

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

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

Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Eleventh Circuit affirmed a district court decision upholding the U.S. Army Corps of...

Oklahoma v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Tenth Circuit denied a motion to hold in abeyance a lawsuit concerning EPA and the U.S. Army...

Wildlife

Center for Biological Diversity v. Ross

A district court denied NMFS’ motion to stay a lawsuit concerning the effects of lobster fishing...

Conservation Law Foundation v. Ross

A district court enjoined a NMFS rule that opened two areas of previously protected North...