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Air

A Framework for Community-Based Action on Air Quality

Over the past 50 years, tremendous progress has been made in reducing air pollution under the...

Weymouth, Town of v. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

The First Circuit amended a previous ruling vacating an air permit issued by the Massachusetts...

Climate Change

Conservation Law Foundation, Inc. v. Shell Oil Products US

A district court granted in part and denied in part an oil company's motion to dismiss a climate...

Back to the Future: Creating a Bipartisan Environmental Movement for the 21st Century

With a contentious presidential election looming amidst a pandemic, economic worries, and...

Energy

Avandgrid Networks, Inc. v. Secretary of State

The Maine Supreme Court held unconstitutional a state ballot initiative that proposed to reverse...

Energy Exactions: Supplementing the Local and State Energy Policy Toolkit

The authors of Energy Exactions make a compelling case for the use of energy...

Governance

Federal Trade Commission v. Peabody Energy Corp.

A district court granted the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) motion to preliminarily enjoin a...

Sierra Club v. Trump

The Ninth Circuit affirmed, 2-1, a ruling in a lawsuit concerning the Trump Administration's use...

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

Wyoming v. United States Department of the Interior

A district court struck down BLM's 2016 rule promulgating new regulations to reduce natural gas...

Optimus Steel, LLC v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A district court denied a steel mill owner's motion to preliminarily enjoin construction of a...

Toxic Substances

Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt

A district court dismissed for lack of standing a challenge to a 2018 FWS memorandum that...

Power Authority of New York v. Bouchard

The Second Circuit vacated and remanded a lower court ruling in a lawsuit concerning the...

Waste

United States v. Sterling Centrecorp Inc.

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling in a lawsuit concerning the U.S. government's...

United States v. United Park City Mines Co.

The Tenth Circuit upheld a lower court ruling ordering mining and finance companies to comply...

Water

Okanogan Highlands Alliance v. Crown Resources Corp.

A district court denied mine owners' motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging they were in violation...

San Francisco Baykeeper v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A district court vacated EPA's 2019 determination that found no jurisdictional waters under the...

Wildlife

Northern New Mexico Stockman's Ass'n v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service

A district court dismissed a challenge to FWS' designation of critical habitat for the New...

Oceana, Inc. v. Ross

A district court remanded to NMFS for a third time in a decades-long lawsuit concerning the...