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Weekly Cases Update Volume 48, Issue 3

Changzhou Trina Solar Energy v. ITC

ELR 20009
16-1053 (Fed. Cir., January 2018)

The Federal Circuit upheld rulings by the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that imports of solar cells from China harmed U.S. producers. American solar producers filed petitions with the Department of Commerce seeking antidumping duties on...

Energy (generally)

NRDC v. NRC

ELR 20010
16-1298 (D.C. Cir., January 2018)

The D.C. Circuit denied environmentalists' attempt to challenge an NRC decision to issue a uranium mining license in Wyoming. The mining company sought a license from NRC to mine uranium at the Ross Project in Crook County, Wyoming. NRC conducted an EIS and granted the license. Environmental...

Mining

PETA v. Miami Seaquarium

ELR 20011
16-14814 (11th Cir., January 2018)

The Eleventh Circuit held that the Miami Seaquarium’s treatment of a captive orca named Lolita doesn’t seriously threaten her life. Animal activists sued the aquarium, alleging it is perpetrating an unlawful “take” by “harm[ing]” or “harass[ing]” Lolita in violation of the ESA. A district court...

Endangered Species Act (ESA)