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Weekly Cases Update Volume 50, Issue 31

California v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

50 ELR 20241
19-17480 (9th Cir., October 2020)

The Ninth Circuit overturned a ruling denying EPA's motion to modify an injunction requiring it to promulgate a federal landfill emissions plan by November 6, 2019. The appellate court held that the district court abused its discretion in denying the Agency's request for relief because EPA...

Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

American Chemistry Council v. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

50 ELR 20240
C079078 (Cal. Ct. App., October 2020)

A California appellate court upheld the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's (OEHHA's) decision to list bisphenol A (BPA) as a chemical known to cause reproductive toxicity under the state Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act. An industry group sought to enjoin the...

Toxic Substances (generally)

Indigenous Environmental Network v. Trump

50 ELR 20239
4:19-cv-00028-BMM (D. Mont., October 2020)

A district court denied a request to block a permit issued by President Trump authorizing a pipeline company to construct a cross-border segment of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Environmental groups argued the president violated the Property Clause, the Commerce Clause, and Executive Order No....

Natural Resources (generally)

Bullock v. United States Bureau of Land Management

50 ELR 20238
4:20-cv-00062-BMM (D. Mont., October 2020)

A district court invalidated three resource management plans that were approved by BLM's acting director because he was not authorized to approve them. The governor of Montana and the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation argued that the plans should be set aside because the...