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Pebble Ltd. Partnership v. Environmental Protection Agency

A district court dismissed portions of a mining company's lawsuit against EPA alleging that the Agency violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) during its review of the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska. The company claimed that...

International Brominated Solvents Ass'n v. American Conference of Governmental Indus. Hygienists

A district court dismissed claims that the workplace safety exposure levels—or threshold limit values—for silica, copper, n-propyl bromide, and diesel particulate matter are adopted by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial...

Byrd v. EPA

The court affirms a district court's grant of summary judgment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a toxicologist's claim that EPA violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) by hiring a contractor to convene and...

Huron Envtl. Activist League v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not "utilize" a cement industry working group as an "advisory committee" within the meaning of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Although EPA determined...

Washington Legal Found. v. U.S. Sentencing Comm'n

The court holds that the U.S. Sentencing Commission's Federal Advisory Working Group on Environmental Sanctions (Advisory Group) is not subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and, therefore, need not open its meetings and...