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Air

Cal. Cmtys. Against Toxics v. Pruitt

A district court denied EPA’s request for a five-year extension to review hazardous emissions...

Colony Ins. Co. v. Victory Constr. LLC

A district court ruled that an insurance company owes no coverage for injuries from a carbon...

Climate Change

Projecting the Future: Ninth Circuit Upholds ESA Listing for Bearded Seals

In Alaska Oil & Gas Ass’n v. Pritzker the Ninth Circuit upheld a rule listing two...

The Impact of Climate Change on American and Canadian Indigenous Peoples and Their Water Resources

Access to water is a fundamental climate change issue in North America and internationally. It...

Energy

Fisheries Survival Fund v. Jewell

A district court denied injunctive relief against the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for...

National Biodiesel Board v EPA

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

Governance

DOJ/ENRD Symposium on The Future of Environmental Law

On November 4, 2016, DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division convened an extraordinary...

Planning for the Effects of Climate Change on Natural Resources

Climate change has important implications for the management and conservation of natural...

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

Blankenship v. Consolidated Coal Co.

The Fourth Circuit upheld a lower court ruling that a coal company isn't liable for claims by...

Cardno Chemrisk, LLC v. Foytlin

The Massachusetts Supreme Court held that a scientific consultant group hired to assess the...

Toxic Substances

California v. Golden Gate Petroleum Co.

A California court found that three gas station operators failed to comply with requirements for...

Aruba Petroleum, Inc. v. Parr

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

Waste

United States v. Land O'Lakes, Inc.

A district court held that a food company is not shielded from CERCLA liability by a settlement...

Oil Re-Refining Co. v. Envtl. Quality Comm'n

The Oregon Supreme Court ruled that a company that ran a waste treatment and disposal facility...

Water

Ohio Valley Envtl. Coalition, Inc. v McCarthy

A district court held that EPA violated a nondiscretionary duty under the CWA in not reviewing...

Center For Regulatory Reasonableness v. EPA

The D.C. Circuit held that it lacks jurisdiction to hear a challenge to EPA's 2011 stormwater...

Wildlife

Center for Biological Diversity v. EPA

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