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Air

Sowinski v. Cal. Air Res. Bd.

The Federal Circuit held that the state of California did not infringe on an emissions trading-...

The Role of Energy Efficiency in Deep Decarbonization

The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project Report calls for major increases in building and...

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

The Role of Energy Efficiency in Deep Decarbonization

The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project Report calls for major increases in building and...

In re Application Of Maui Electric Co.

The Hawaii Supreme Court held that the “right to a clean and healthful environment” as set forth...

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

Floodplain Buyouts: How Local Governments Can Maximize Community Benefits, Habitat Connectivity, and Resilience

Since 1993, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has funded the acquisition of over 37,000...

Elkay Mining Co. v. Smith

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

Toxic Substances

Westport, Town of v. Monsanto Co.

The First Circuit held that a pesticide company is not liable for cleaning up PCB-laden caulk...

California v. ConAgra Grocery Products Co.

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

Waste

Waverley View Investors, LLC v. United States

The Court of Federal Claims held that a land owner is entitled to compensation for wells and an...

Birmingham, City of v. Good

The Delaware Supreme Court held that an energy company's shareholders cannot proceed with their...

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

Friends of Animals v. FWS

The Ninth Circuit held that FWS did not violate the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) when it...

Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Idaho

The Ninth Circuit held that portions of Idaho’s Agricultural Security Act violate the First...