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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

Ocean Policy and the Trump Administration

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

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...

Energy

Sierra Club v. Chesapeake Operating, LLC

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

Governance

The State of Environmental Justice: An Obama Administration Retrospective

Environmental justice has officially been a federal priority since 1994, when Pres. Bill Clinton...

Much Ado About Nothing: Does the Death of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Affect Global Food Safety?

With continued globalization of the food system and the increasing number of agricultural...

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

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...

Blankenship v. Consolidated Coal Co.

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

Toxic Substances

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...

National and Multinational Strategies for Radioactive Waste Disposal

Today, nuclear technology is used in a variety of applications, including energy, medicine,...

Waste

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

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

Heartland Catfish Co. v. Navigators Specialty Ins. Co.

A district court held that an insurer is not liable for damages in connection with environmental...

Water

AquAlliance v. Bureau of Reclamation

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

Mid-Monmouth Realty Assocs. v. Metallurgical Indus., Inc.

A New Jersey appellate court ruled that an insurance company must indemnify a realty company for...

Wildlife

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...

Western Exploration, LLC v. DOI

A district court ruled that DOI, BLM, and other agencies failed to comply with NEPA when they...