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Air

Community-in-Power & Development Ass'n v. Pruitt

A district court ordered EPA to promulgate revised CAA emission standards for nine industrial...

Prevention of Significant Deterioration: A Scalpel, Not an Axe

Does the United States need the Clean Air Act’s Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)...

Climate Change

Exxon Mobil Corp.

A Texas court, ruling on a petition for pre-suit discovery, held that it would have jurisdiction...

Green Finance: Leveraging Investment for Environmental Protection

Governments, intergovernmental organizations, financial institutions, corporations, and...

Energy

Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC v. City of Oakland

A district court held that a city council breached a development agreement for a proposed export...

Colorado Oil & Gas Ass'n v. City of Thornton

A Colorado court, on motions for summary judgment, held that state and federal law preempt...

Governance

Banks v. United States

A Federal Claims court held that the Surface Transportation Board (STB) temporarily took...

Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community v. Zinke

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court's grant of summary judgment in favor of a Native...

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

Arch Coal, Inc. v. Acosta

The D.C. Circuit held that a mining company must exhaust its administrative remedies before it...

M.L. Johnson Family Properties, LLC v. Zinke

A district court upheld a surface coal mining permit issued to a company even though the...

Toxic Substances

Greenpeace v. Department of Homeland Security

A district court held that that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) need not...

Beyond Pesticides v. Monsanto Co.

A district court denied a pesticide manufacturer's motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging...

Waste

Genuine Parts Co. v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit vacated EPA's placement of the West Vermont Drinking Water Contamination site,...

Sharpsmart v. Smith

The Ninth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction enjoining California Department of Public...

Water

Gunderson v. State: The Indiana Supreme Court Strengthens the Public Trust Doctrine’s Potential for Conservation in the Great Lakes

The Indiana Supreme Court recently delivered a landmark public trust decision, Gunderson v....

Clean Water Action v. Pruitt

A district court dismissed an environmental groups' lawsuit challenging EPA's decision to stay a...

Wildlife

Desert Survivors v. U.S. Department of the Interior

A district court held that FWS' decision to withdraw its proposed listing of the "bi-state sage...

Sierra Club v. United States Department of the Interior

The Fourth Circuit, in an unpublished decision, vacated FWS' incidental take statement that...