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Air

Connecticut v. Pruitt

A district court held that EPA failed to act when it did not rule within 60 days on Connecticut'...

Sowinski v. Cal. Air Res. Bd.

The Federal Circuit held that the state of California did not infringe on an emissions trading-...

Climate Change

Green Infrastructure for Chesapeake Stormwater Management in a Changing Climate

One of the greatest impacts of climate change on the Chesapeake Bay Watershed will be the need...

Deep Decarbonization of New Buildings

New buildings constructed today can be expected to remain in use well beyond 2050. As a result,...

Energy

Changzhou Trina Solar Energy v. ITC

The Federal Circuit upheld rulings by the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S....

The Role of Energy Efficiency in Deep Decarbonization

The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project Report calls for major increases in building and...

Governance

The Indian Supreme Court and International Environmental Norms

The Indian Supreme Court has been globally recognized for its inclination toward activism and...

Slow Threats and Environmental Policy

Some threats to the environment, like acid rain and stratospheric ozone depletion, emerged...

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

NRDC v. NRC

The D.C. Circuit denied environmentalists' attempt to challenge an NRC decision to issue a...

Floodplain Buyouts: How Local Governments Can Maximize Community Benefits, Habitat Connectivity, and Resilience

Since 1993, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has funded the acquisition of over 37,000...

Toxic Substances

Westport, Town of v. Monsanto Co.

The First Circuit held that a pesticide company is not liable for cleaning up PCB-laden caulk...

California v. ConAgra Grocery Products Co.

A California appellate court held that three paint companies will have to reimburse the state...

Waste

Coppola v. Smith

A district court held that a California city does not have to pay a settlement to a dry cleaner...

Waverley View Investors, LLC v. United States

The Court of Federal Claims held that a land owner is entitled to compensation for wells and an...

Water

Hawaii Wildlife Fund v. Maui, City of

The Ninth Circuit held that Maui County is liable for illegally discharging treated wastewater...

Mays v. Snyder

The Michigan Court of Appeals held that a class action case involving the Flint water crisis can...

Wildlife

Buffalo Field Campaign v. FWS

A district court held that FWS applied an improper standard when it concluded there was not...

PETA v. Miami Seaquarium

The Eleventh Circuit held that the Miami Seaquarium’s treatment of a captive orca named Lolita...