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Air

Clean Air Council v. Pruitt

The D.C. Circuit held that EPA must continue to enforce methane emissions regulations...

Murray Energy Corp. v. EPA

The Fourth Circuit held that it does not have jurisdiction to determine whether EPA violated the...

Climate Change

Sinking Small Island Nations: Calls for a Lifeboat

In the South Pacific, midway between Hawaii and Australia, lies the beautiful island nation of...

Sustainability in the Trump Era: Corporate, Global, and Enforcement Perspectives

To commemorate Earth Day, Paul Hastings LLP hosted a panel discussion on April 18, 2017,...

Energy

Legal Pathways for a Massive Increase in Utility-Scale Renewable Generating Capacity

Decarbonizing the U.S. energy system will require a program of building onshore wind, offshore...

Governance

Time to Toss It Out? The “Once In, Always In” Policy for “Major Source” Hazardous Air Pollutant Standards

EPA's recent call for regulatory reform suggestions offers a good opportunity for ending a long-...

Pa. Envtl. Def. Found. v. Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the legislature’s diversion of oil and gas royalties...

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

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

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

NRDC v. EPA

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

Waste

Spokane, City of v. Monsanto Co.

A district court held that an agriculture company cannot pursue Superfund cost recovery against...

American Petroleum Institute v. EPA

The D.C. Circuit held that EPA's verified recycler exclusion under RCRA was unreasonable. In...

Water

Good v. W. Va. Am. Water Co.

A district court rejected a public utility's attempt at a global settlement with those impacted...

West McDonald Lake Ass'n v. Minn. Dep't of Nat. Res.

A Minnesota appeals court held that the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) erred by not...

Wildlife

Science and Sleuthing: Improving CITES Enforcement Through Innovations in Wildlife Forensic Technology

In 1975, 80 countries entered into the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species...

Hybridizing Law: A Policy for Hybridization Under the Endangered Species Act

For centuries, hybridization was a poorly understood process thought to be a threat to...