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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

Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change

When the United States withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement, 100 private corporations...

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...

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

Hopi Tribe v. Arizona Snowbowl Resort Limited Partnership

The Arizona Supreme Court vacated a ruling that a Native American tribe sufficiently alleged...

Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC v. Winstead

A district court temporarily stayed proceedings in which a pipeline developer sought access to 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

Northern Alaska Environmental Center v. United States Department of the Interior

A district court denied environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to BLM'...

Developments in Standing for Public Lands and Natural Resources Litigation

This Article offers a framework for analysis of potential developments in the law of standing in...

Toxic Substances

Preventing Toxic Lead Exposure Through Drinking Water Using Point-of-Use Filtration

Lead exposure through drinking water is an acute and persistent problem in the United States....

Legal Tools to Reduce Radon’s Risk: An Evaluation of Mandatory Radon-Resistant New Construction in Building Codes

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), residential exposure to radon gas...

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

Wisconsin v. Schnepf

In an unpublished opinion, a state appellate court affirmed a lower court's ruling that a...

Sierra Club v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

The Fourth Circuit vacated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' verification that construction of a...

Wildlife

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Ross

The Federal Circuit upheld a ban on the importation from Mexico of shrimp and other seafood...

Weyerhaeuser Co. v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a Fifth Circuit decision upholding FWS' critical habitat...