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Weekly Cases Update Volume 49, Issue 7

Jam v. International Finance Corp.

49 ELR 20033
17-1011 (U.S., February 2019)

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed a D.C. Circuit ruling that an international development bank that financed construction of a coal-fired power plant in India was immune from a suit brought by a group of Indian villagers claiming the plant polluted surrounding air, land, and water. The bank argued...


Tugaw Ranches, LLC v. United States Department of the Interior

49 ELR 20034
4:18-cv-00159-DCN (D. Idaho, February 2019, April 2019)

A district court denied BLM's and the U.S. Forest Service's motion to dismiss a challenge by a cattle rancher for failing to submit land use plan amendments to protect the greater sage-grouse to Congress for review. The rancher, which operates on lands affected by the agencies' amendments,...


Protecting Air for Waterville v. Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

49 ELR 20035
18-3025 (6th Cir., February 2019)

The Sixth Circuit dismissed environmental groups' petition to review air pollution control permits issued by Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency for two natural gas compressor stations along a natural gas pipeline that runs from Ohio to Michigan. The groups argued that the permits were...

Clean Air Act (CAA), Held not satisfied