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Maryland v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit granted in part and denied in part Delaware's and Maryland's challenges to EPA'...

Louisiana Environmental Action Network v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit granted a petition to review EPA's 2017 rule revising its emission standard for...

Climate Change

San Mateo v. Chevron Corp.

The Ninth Circuit affirmed in part a district court ruling granting California counties' and...

Oakland v. BP PLC

The Ninth Circuit vacated and remanded a district court ruling denying San Francisco's and...

Energy

Nebraska Public Power District v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The Eighth Circuit upheld FERC's decision to place a Colorado energy wholesaler into Zone 17 of...

Joint Application of Westar Energy, Inc. and Kansas Gas and Electric Co.

The Kansas Supreme Court held unlawful a rate design approved by the Kansas Corporation...

Governance

Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC v. Oakland, City of

The Ninth Circuit upheld a district court ruling that Oakland, California breached its contract...

Waid v. Earley

The Sixth Circuit affirmed a district court ruling that denied city and state officials' motions...

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

Citizens for Clean Energy v. U.S. Department of the Interior

A district court denied a request to vacate the Trump Administration's decision to lift the...

St. Johns Riverkeeper, Inc. v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

A district court granted summary judgment for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a challenge to...

Toxic Substances

Gutierrez v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.

A district court dismissed with leave to amend a class-action challenge to a medical device...

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

The Ninth Circuit ordered EPA to respond to a petition requesting that the Agency end the use of...

Waste

PPG Industries Inc. v. United States

The Third Circuit affirmed a district court ruling that the U.S. government was not liable to a...

Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Christian

The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed in part and vacated in part the Montana high court's ruling in a...

Water

Jumping Through Hoopa: Complicating the Clean Water Act for the States

Section 401 certification and permit conditioning under the Clean Water Act is one of the most...

Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. Sunoco Pipeline L.P.

A district court dismissed a challenge to a pipeline company's failure to seek a CWA permit for...

Wildlife

California v. Bernhardt

A district court denied FWS' and NMFS' motion to dismiss a challenge to the agencies' issuance...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt

A district court dismissed for lack of standing a challenge to FWS' and NMFS' issuance of rules...