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Weekly Cases Update Volume 46, Issue 23

Glacier Fish Co. v. Pritzker

46 ELR 20138
15-35103 (9th Cir., August 2016)

The Ninth Circuit held that NMFS may collect cost recovery fees for the Pacific groundfish fishery from individual members of the Pacific whiting catcher-processing sector, but that NMFS’ calculation of the 2014 cost recovery fee for that sector was inconsistent with its own regulation. Under...

Implementation of fishery management plans (FMPs), §305

Chevron Corp. v. Donziger

46 ELR 20136
14-0826(L), -0832(C) (2d Cir., August 2016)

The Second Circuit affirmed a district court decision holding that an $8.646 billion judgment granted by an Ecuadorian court for pollution in the Amazon was procured by bribery, coercion, and fraud and enjoining an...

South America

Zero Zone, Inc. v. United States Department of Energy

46 ELR 20137
14-2147 et al. (7th Cir., August 2016)

The Seventh Circuit denied petitions for review challenging two DOE rules aimed at improving the energy efficiency of commercial refrigeration equipment. The first rule adopted new energy efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration equipment, and the second rule, issued a month later,...

Energy Policy and Conservation Act

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

46 ELR 20135
2:16-cv-00293 (W.D. Wash., August 2016)

A district court ordered EPA to promulgate revised water quality standards for Washington state by September 15, 2016, or, in the alternative, by November 15, 2016, if the state submits its own water quality standards by September 15. A key factor in determining the requisite water quality...

State standards, §303(a)