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Air

Drones and Environmental Monitoring

Aerial drones are emerging as an effective tool for environmental monitoring and enforcement...

United States v. Amereen Missouri Inc.

A district court held that an energy company violated the CAA when it undertook major...

Energy

National Biodiesel Board v EPA

The D.C. Circuit dismissed as untimely a U.S. biofuel trade group’s lawsuit challenging EPA's...

Marcellus Shale Coalition v. Department of Environmental Protection

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

Governance

Environmental Impact Assessment in China and the United States: A Comparison

Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is a fundamentally important part of the legal systems in...

Realizing China’s Paris Commitment to Addressing Climate Change: Challenges and Legal Solutions

Since 1990, China’s carbon emissions have increased 73% due to economic growth. Although China’s...

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

United States v. Donald L. Blankenship

The Fourth Circuit held that a district court committed no reversible error in a case where an...

Great Basin Resource Watch v. Bureau of Land Management

The Ninth Circuit held that BLM violated NEPA when it approved a proposed molybdenum mining...

Toxic Substances

Aruba Petroleum, Inc. v. Parr

The Fifth Circuit overturned a $3 million jury award for a nuisance claim against a petroleum...

Thomas v. Exxon Mobil Corp.

A district court refused to remand to state court a case where a plaintiff alleged that exposure...

Waste

Mao v. PIERS Envtl. Servs., Inc.

A California appellate court held that an environmental consultant hired by a lender had no duty...

Charter Township of Lansing v. Lansing Board of Water and Light

A district court denied a state water and power board's motion to dismiss a CERCLA suit brought...

Water

McMillian v. Snyder

A district court granted state defendant's motion to dismiss in a case involving water...

Baker v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp.

A district court declined to dismiss state-law tort claims stemming from perflurooctanoic acid (...

Wildlife

Center for Biological Diversity v. EPA

The Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a district court's dismissal of...