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Masias v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit denied two petitions to review EPA attainment designations for the 2010 sulfur...

Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization: Postscript

With this Article, ELR News & Analysis concludes our year-long series of excerpts from Legal...

Climate Change

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Department of State

A district court dismissed a request by environmental groups to compel the State Department to...

Sinnok v. Alaska

A state court dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of Alaskan youth alleging that the state has...

Energy

Environmental Defense Center v. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

A district court granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion for summary...

Marcellus Shale Coalition v. Department of Environmental Protection of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania state court granted in part and denied in part an industry trade group's...

Governance

United States v. California

A district court declared unconstitutional a California law that regulates the recording of...

Western Watersheds Project v. Michael

A district court ruled unconstitutional two Wyoming statutes that impose criminal and civil...

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

Indigenous Environmental Network v. United States Department of State

A district court temporarily enjoined a pipeline company from constructing a cross-border oil...

New Jersey Conservation Foundation v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

A district court dismissed a constitutional challenge to FERC's issuance of certificates that...

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

Kentucky Waterways Alliance v. Kentucky Utilities Company

The Sixth Circuit held that seepage from a coal-fired power plant that reached a nearby lake...

Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd.

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court's ruling that a Canadian smelter company that dumped...

Water

Center for Biological Diversity v. Wheeler

A district court dismissed a challenge to EPA's amendment to the 2015 ELG Rule, which...

Natural Resource Damages, Mitigation Banking, and the Watershed Approach

This Article examines potential opportunities for state and tribal natural resource trustees to...

Wildlife

Red Wolf Coalition v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

A district court permanently enjoined FWS from taking endangered red wolves in a challenge...

Wildearth Guardians v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

A district court granted in part environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a...