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News & Analysis In the Courts Volume 49, Issue 12

Hardwick v. 3M Co.

ELR 20160
2:18-cv-1185 (S.D. Ohio, September 2019)
A district court denied chemical manufacturing companies' motions to dismiss a lawsuit seeking industry funds to study the human health impacts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

United States v. Ameren Missouri

ELR 20163
4:11 CV 77 RWS (E.D. Mo., September 2019)
A district court ordered an electric utility company to obtain a PSD permit to address CAA violations at its coal-fired power plant in Festus, Missouri.

Demoruelle v. Kucharski

ELR 20161
19-00269 JAO-RT (D. Haw., September 2019)
A district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Hawaiian resident alleging that an early start to a county construction project harmed two endangered species—the Hawaiian hawk and Hawaiian hoary bat—in violation of the ESA.

Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ELR 20159
17-1073 (EGS) (D.D.C., September 2019)
A district court denied a motion for summary judgment against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Customs and Border Protection for failure to disclose under FOIA information related to construction of a wall along the Mexican border.

Center for Biological Diversity v. Jewell

ELR 20164
16-CV-1932-MSK-STV (D. Colo., September 2019)
A district court vacated in part and remanded in part FWS' 2014 determination to remove the Rio Grande cutthroat trout from the ESA list of endangered and threatened wildlife.