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Air

The Clean Air Act, Pigouvian Pricing, and Climate Governance

Two carbon pricing bills were introduced during the 115th Congress. Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla...

Advanced Biofuels Association v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit upheld EPA's decision to modify the criteria or lower the threshold by which...

Climate Change

Learning From Tribal Innovations: Lessons in Climate Change Adaptation

Although a vast literature focuses on the efforts of states on climate change, they are not the...

Climate Engineering Under the Paris Agreement

Recent assessments of the international community’s ability to hold the increase of global...

Energy

State Authority to Regulate Mobile Source Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Part 1: History and Current Challenge

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental...

Ongoing Actions, Ongoing Issues: Trying Again to Free Federal Dams From the ESA

Federal dams have been the focus of major disputes involving application of the Endangered...

Governance

Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Reynolds

A district court preliminarily enjoined Iowa from enforcing a statute that criminalized...

Neighbors Against Bison Slaughter v. National Park Service

A district court denied a neighborhood group's request to temporarily block bison hunting near...

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

National Parks Conservation Association v. Semonite

A district court upheld the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' approval of a permit for an already-...

WildEarth Guardians v. Bernhardt

A district court enjoined the expansion of an underground coal mine into a roadless area in the...

Toxic Substances

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization v. Wheeler

A district court denied EPA's motion to dismiss a challenge to its denial of a petition to...

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit dismissed in part, granted in part, and denied in part petitions to review EPA...

Waste

Idaho Conservation League v. Wheeler

The D.C. Circuit upheld EPA's decision not to issue financial responsibility requirements for...

California Communities Against Toxics v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit upheld an EPA rule that classified as "recycled" certain hazardous material...

Water

Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District v. Scott

A state court preliminarily enjoined the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES...

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance v. Wheeler

A district court held that environmental groups lacked standing in their challenge to EPA's...

Wildlife

Cascadia Wildlands v. Department of Fish and Wildlife

A state appellate court upheld the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission's 2015 decision to remove...

Neighbors Against Bison Slaughter v. National Park Service

A district court denied a neighborhood group's request to temporarily block bison hunting near...