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New York v. Pruitt

A district court ordered EPA to issue federal implementation plans fully resolving interstate...

Wyoming v. United States Bureau of Land Management

The Tenth Circuit refused to stay pending interlocutory appeal a lower court order staying BLM's...

Climate Change

San Juan Citizens Alliance v. United States Bureau of Land Management

A district court held BLM violated NEPA when it approved 13 oil and gas leases covering 19,788...

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility v. Pruitt

A district court ordered EPA to comply with a FOIA request concerning the EPA Administrator's...

Energy

Marcellus Shale Coalition v. Department of Environmental Protection

Pennsylvania's highest court largely upheld a temporary injunction enjoining the state...

South Carolina v. United States

A district court granted South Carolina's motion to preliminarily enjoin DOE from terminating a...

Governance

California Cattlemen's Ass'n v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service

A district court denied motions to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the federal designation of over...

New York v. Pruitt

A district court denied the U.S. government's request to transfer to the Southern District of...

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 Ass'n v. Semonite

A district court dismissed groups' NEPA and CWA claims against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

Managing Property Buyouts at the Local Level: Seeking Benefits and Limiting Harms

Efforts to conduct buyouts of at-risk properties are an increasingly popular resilience tool,...

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

Bartlett v. Honeywell International Inc.

The Second Circuit affirmed a lower court decision that CERCLA preempts state tort law claims...

Genuine Parts Co. v. Environmental Protection Agency

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

Water

Georgia v. Pruitt

A district court granted 11 states' motion to preliminarily enjoin EPA and the U.S. Army Corps...

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....

Wildlife

Minimum Size Restrictions Are a Problem for Fisheries, Is Litigation the Solution?

Fisheries are tightly regulated under the broad Magnuson-Stevens Act, yet fish stocks widely...

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...