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Weekly Cases Update Volume 41, Issue 12

Fund for Animals v. Hall

41 ELR 20149
No. 1:03-CV-0677 (D.D.C., April 2011)

A district court held that FWS complied with NEPA when it approved the opening and expansion of sport hunting in 60 National Wildlife Refuges. Between 1997 and 2005, the FWS issued nine final...

National parks, National Wildlife Refuge System

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

41 ELR 20147
No. 10-00985 (D.D.C., April 2011)

A district court denied two aviation associations' motions to intervene in a case asking the court to order EPA to use its authority under the CAA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from marine...

Denied, Nonroad engines and vehicles, §213

Entergy Nuclear Generation Co. v. Department of Environmental Protection

41 ELR 20150
No. SJC-10732 (Mass., April 2011)

Massachusetts' highest court vacated a nuclear power company's action seeking a judgment declaring that state regulations governing cooling water intake structures (CWIS) exceeded the state...


Rococo Associates, Inc. v. Award Packaging Corp.

41 ELR 20148
No. 06-CV-975 (E.D.N.Y., March 2011)

A district court, on motions for summary judgment, held that a property owner may go forward with its CERCLA claims against a printing company for environmental contamination stemming from the...

Citizen suits, §7002, Held consistent with

Michigan Farm Bureau v. Department of Environmental Quality

41 ELR 20151
No. 290323 (Mich. Ct. App. , March 2011)

A Michigan appellate court upheld the state environmental agency's concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) rule. The challenged rule falls within the scope of the agency's statutory...