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Air

Pulling the Second Lever: Regulating Black Carbon to Combat Global Warming

Black carbon, a component of soot and the result of incomplete combustion, is one of the most...

China’s Air Pollution Rules: Compliance and Enforcement Lessons From Global Good Practices

In recent years, air pollution issues have received unprecedented public attention in China....

Climate Change

Unlocking Willpower and Ambition to Meet the Goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement (Part One): Shifting Needs of Law, Policy, and Economics

This Comment, the first of a two-part series, examines the nexus between willpower and ambition...

Juliana v. United States

A district court adopted a magistrate judge's...

Energy

Marcellus Shale Coalition v. Department of Environmental Protection

A Pennsylvania court preliminarily enjoined the commonwealth from enforcing certain Marcellus...

Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment v. Jewell

The Tenth Circuit upheld a lower court decision denying environmental group's request to...

Governance

Olin Corp. v. Insurance Co. of North America

A district court held that a manufacturing company is entitled to $1.7 million in litigation...

Anderson v. McCarthy

A district court, on motions for summary judgment, dismissed a lawsuit against EPA filed by a...

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

Rocky Mountain Helium, LLC v. United States

The Federal Circuit affirmed in part and remanded in part a lower court decision dismissing a...

Sierra Club v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of environmental groups' lawsuit challenging the Tahoe...

Toxic Substances

Syngenta Seeds, Inc. v. County of Kauai

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision that the Hawaii Pesticides Law impliedly...

Recent Developments in Oil Pollution Act Litigation

Congress enacted OPA in 1990 following the Exxon Valdez oil spill, to strengthen the...

Waste

Entergy Nuclear Indian Point 2, LLC v. United States

The Federal Claims Court held that DOE owes an energy company nearly $34.5 million in damages...

Entergy Nuclear Palisades, LLC v. United States

The Federal Claims Court held that DOE owes an energy company $13.8 million in damages for...

Water

Maine v. McCarthy

A district court held the CWA's citizen suit provision does not allow for judicial review of EPA...

Inefficient Efficiency: Crying Over Spilled Water

As the drought in western states worsens, the agricultural sector is being criticized for...

Wildlife

Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Christiensen

The Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court decision enjoining two wildfire reduction projects in the...

Alaska Oil & Gas Ass'n v. Pritzker

The Ninth Circuit upheld NMFS' decision to list a distinct population segment (DPS) of the...