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National Ass'n of Home Builders v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

The D.C. Circuit held that a home builders association lacked standing to challenge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' issuance of nationwide permit (NWP) 46, which allows persons to secure approval for qualifying discharges into "waters...

Comer v. Murphy Oil USA

The Fifth Circuit vacates an earlier ruling in which a panel reversed a lower court decision dismissing Mississippi residents' class action lawsuit against several energy, fossil fuel, and chemical companies for their alleged...

Colorado Springs v. Northern Colo. Water Conservancy Dist.

The Tenth Circuit held that a proposed intervener may not establish standing, and thus federal court jurisdiction over its motion to intervene, by "piggybacking" on the standing of an existing party to a lawsuit over which the district...

Comer v. Murphy Oil USA

The Fifth Circuit reversed a lower court decision dismissing Mississippi residents' class action lawsuit against several energy, fossil fuel, and chemical companies for their alleged contribution to climate change. The residents argued...

Native Village of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Corp.

A district court dismissed an Eskimo village's nuisance claim against 24 oil, energy, and utility companies for their alleged contribution to climate change. The village claimed that the companies are responsible for a substantial...

Friends of the Earth v. Gaston Copper Recycling Corp.

The court reverses a district court decision that environmental groups failed to demonstrate injury-in-fact and, therefore, do not have standing to bring a citizen suit under the Clean Water Act against a nonferrous metal smelting...

Friends of the Earth v. Gaston Copper Recycling Corp.

The court holds that environmental groups lacked standing to pursue Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) claims against a smelting facility that allegedly violated its national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES)...

Duquesne Light Co. v. EPA

The court holds that an electric utility lacks standing to petition for review a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final rule approving a revision to the new source review program of Pennsylvania's Clean Air Act (CAA) state...

Washington Park Lead Comm. v. EPA

The court holds that residents of a predominately African American low-income housing project may assert claims of discrimination and continued segregation against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a city, and a housing...

Animal Legal Defense Fund, Inc. v. Glickman

The court holds that an individual who suffered aesthetic injuries while observing captive animals living under inhumane conditions at a zoo has standing to challenge U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations as violating the...