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Air

Freeman v. Grain Processing Corp.

The Iowa Supreme Court held that neighbors of an Iowa corn processing plant were properly...

Waterkeeper Alliance v. EPA

The D.C. Circuit vacated an EPA final rule that exempted farms from reporting requirements for...

Climate Change

Environmental Sustainability: Finding a Working Definition

Since at least 1987, when the World Commission on Environment and Development published Our...

Ocean Policy and the Trump Administration

Each presidential election brings the possibility of large-scale changes in environmental policy...

Energy

Sierra Club v. Chesapeake Operating, LLC

A district court abstained from rendering a decision in a case concerning earthquakes allegedly...

Governance

Taylor

A federal bankruptcy court issued a supplementary opinion to clarify its prior ruling that...

Cincinnati Insurance Co. v. Roy's Plumbing, Inc.

The Second Circuit, in a summary order, affirmed a lower court decision that an insurance...

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

Caring for the Orphans: Approaches for Mitigating Fugitive Methane Emissions From Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells

Recent scientific research indicates fugitive methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas wells...

A Disaster by Any Other Name: Improving Assistance to States and Individuals During Long-Term Disasters

Disasters and emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. Some are man-made while others are a...

Toxic Substances

NRDC v. EPA

The Ninth Circuit vacated EPA's conditional registration of a pesticide because the Agency...

A Practitioner's Guide to the Toxic Substances Control Act: Part I

Editors' Summary: TSCA provides EPA with broad authority to address potential hazards posed...

Waste

United States v. Federal Resources Corp.

The Ninth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, held that the United States is not liable under...

AES P.R., LP v. Trujillo-Panisse

The First Circuit struck down two Puerto Rican municipalities' ban of the disposal of coal ash...

Water

Save Our Cabinets v. Department of Agriculture

A district court held that the approval of a mining project in Montana violated NEPA, the CWA,...

AquAlliance v. Bureau of Reclamation

The D.C. Circuit held that the federal government is not required to reveal the location of...

Wildlife

Save Our Cabinets v. FWS

A district court held that the approval of a mining project in Montana violated the ESA. A...

Wild Fish Conservancy v. National Park Service

The Ninth Circuit held that NMFS and DOI did not violate NEPA or the ESA when they approved the...