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American Fuel & Petroleum Manufacturers v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit vacated in part EPA's 2019 rule lifting seasonal restrictions on the sale of...

State ex rel. Yost v. Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

The Ohio Supreme Court affirmed an appellate court ruling in a lawsuit concerning Volkswagen’s...

Climate Change

Connecticut v. Exxon Mobil Corp.

A district court remanded to state court a climate liability lawsuit brought by the state of...

The Legal and Administrative Risks of Climate Regulation

Prioritizing federal environmental regulation as the primary means of achieving dramatic, rapid...

Energy

California Restaurant Ass'n v. Berkeley, City of

A district court granted in part and denied in part the city of Berkeley's motion to dismiss a...

Vote Solar v. Farmington, City of

The Tenth Circuit reversed dismissal of a lawsuit concerning a New Mexico city's imposition of...

Governance

Jam v. International Finance Corp.

The D.C. Circuit affirmed dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Indian fishermen and farmers against...

General III, LLC v. Chicago, City of

A district court dismissed a lawsuit concerning the city of Chicago’s delay in issuing an...

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

Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

A district court affirmed FWS' decision to modify the location of certain planned multi-use...

Los Angeles, City of v. Dickson

In an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit granted in part and dismissed in part a challenge...

Toxic Substances

Farmworkers Ass'n of Florida v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit vacated EPA's authorization of the pesticide aldicarb for use on oranges and...

A Community Voice v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit remanded, 2-1, a rule EPA promulgated in 2019 in response to the court's 2017...

Waste

Food Scrap Recycling: Opportunities and Realities

When food waste decomposes, it releases methane, a greenhouse gas with at least 25 times the...

Guam v. United States

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that a settlement of environmental liabilities must...

Water

Clean Wisconsin, Inc. v. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The Wisconsin Supreme Court held, 4-2, that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR...

Conservation Law Foundation v. Exxon Mobil Corp.

The First Circuit vacated a district court order staying a CWA and RCRA citizen suit brought...

Wildlife

Friends of Animals v. United States Bureau of Land Management

A district court denied a nonprofit group's motion to preliminarily enjoin BLM from gathering...

WildEarth Guardians v. Steele

A district court granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion for summary...