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Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation

A district court held that owners of Volkswagen-branded franchise dealerships could move forward...

The Role of Individual and Household Behavior in Decarbonization

This Article, excerpted from Michael B. Gerrard & John C. Dernbach, eds., Legal Pathways...

Climate Change

Legal Pathways to Widespread Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Despite competing views about climate change policy, the time is ripe to drive carbon capture...

Recent Developments in Climate Justice

Climate justice can be defined generally as addressing the disproportionate burden of climate...

Energy

Demand Response Aggregators and the MISO Wholesale Markets: A Survey of State Laws

Demand response—programs designed to encourage end-users to reduce electricity use during peak...

Decentralization and Deference: How Different Conceptions of Federalism Matter for Deference and Why That Matters for Renewable Energy

This Article poses a question about deference that remains surprisingly unresolved: when...

Governance

Environmental Law From the Inside: Local Perspective, Local Potential

Perception and experience are important to understanding the relevance and effectiveness of how...

The Trump Administration’s First Steps Toward Streamlining Environmental Reviews

On August 15, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order entitled “Establishing...

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

Elkay Mining Co. v. Smith

The Fourth Circuit denied a coal company's petition to review an ALJ decision that found that a...

Sierra Club v. U.S. Department of Energy

The D.C. Circuit denied a environmental group's petition to review a FERC decision allowing the...

Toxic Substances

California v. ConAgra Grocery Products Co.

A California appellate court held that three paint companies will have to reimburse the state...

Liebhart v. SPX Corp.

A district court held that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) being regulated under TSCA does not...

Waste

Southern Pilot Insurance Co. v. Matthews Auto Repair, Inc.

A district court held that an insurance company cannot back out of an insurance policy because a...

Monterey Coastkeeper v. Monterey County Water Resources Agency

A California appellate court reversed a lower court's judgment that directed a state water...

Water

San Buenaventura, City of v. United Water Conservation District

The California Supreme Court held that the charges a California city must pay to a local water...

Navajo Nation v. DOI

The Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court's dismissal of a tribe's NEPA challenge to a DOI guidance...

Wildlife

General Land Office of the State of Texas v. FWS

A district court held that the state of Texas cannot challenge the listing of the golden-cheeked...

Earth Island Institute v. Elliot

A district court held that a Forest Service fire salvage restoration project could proceed...