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Ass'n of Irritated Residents v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court granted in part an environmental group's motion for summary judgment to compel...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit denied environmental groups' petition to review a 2016 rule that EPA uses to...

Climate Change

New York v. BP P.L.C.

A district court granted oil companies' motion to dismiss New York City's case seeking damages...

Financial Assurance Mandates: A Mechanism to Prevent Climate-Induced Industrial Disaster

The challenge of inducing risk reduction and adaptation practice is not a purely environmental...

Energy

NextEra Energy Resources, LLC v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit denied power companies' petitions to review FERC orders approving an exemption...

Retail Net Metering: It’s Time to Get It Right for All Customers

Surely net metering has played an important role in the story about solar development in the...

Governance

Advocates for the West v. United States Department of Justice

A district court denied an environmental group's motion for summary judgment challenging DOJ's...

Minnesota Sands, LLC v. County of Winona, Minnesota

A Minnesota appellate court affirmed a lower court ruling in favor of a county's zoning...

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

Sierra Club v. United States Department of the Interior

The Fourth Circuit vacated both an incidental take statement issued by FWS and a right-of-way...

Sierra Club, Inc. v. United States Forest Service

The Fourth Circuit vacated and remanded BLM's decision granting a right-of-way through federal...

Toxic Substances

League of United Latin American Citizens v. New York

The Ninth Circuit granted environmental groups' petition to review EPA's 2017 order maintaining...

Roundup Productions Liability Litigation

A district court denied an herbicide manufacturer's motion for summary judgment against claims...

Waste

Laredo v. Laredo Merchants Ass'n

The Texas Supreme Court upheld an appellate court decision prohibiting a city's efforts to ban...

South Carolina v. United States

A district court granted South Carolina's motion to preliminarily enjoin DOE from terminating a...

Water

Sierra Club v. State Water Control Board

The Fourth Circuit denied environmental groups' petition to review Virginia's issuance of §401...

Cooling Water Intake Structure Coalition v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Second Circuit denied environmental groups' and industry associations' petitions to review a...

Wildlife

Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Savage

The Ninth Circuit reversed in part and vacated in part a lower court decision granting summary...

Hybridizing Law: A Policy for Hybridization Under the Endangered Species Act [Abstract]

With the new technologies, many species we are currently protecting could technically be...