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Arizona v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit held that EPA did not act arbitrarily and capriciously when it disapproved in part Arizona's regional haze SIP and issued a replacement federal implementation plan (FIP) in place of the disapproved SIP elements. First...

Save the Scenic Santa Ritas v. Darwin

An Arizona court overturned the state's issuance of an air permit for a proposed open-pit copper mine. An environmental group argued that the state's approval of the permit was arbitrary and capricious because the mine has the potential...

Cholla Ready Mix, Inc. v. Civish

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a company's complaint alleging that Arizona state officials' policy against using materials mined from Woodruff Butte in state construction projects violates the company's constitutional rights...

Conservation Force, Inc. v. Manning

The court holds that Arizona's cap on nonresident hunting of antlered deer and bull elk substantially affects and discriminates against interstate commerce and remands the case for further proceedings to determine whether Arizona has...

United States v. Byrne

The court holds that an Arizona district court erred in determining that it lacked jurisdiction to hear a quiet title action concerning land along the Colorado River and in fixing title to the land on the basis of river movements that...

Forest Guardians v. Wells

The court holds that the state land department was justified in rejecting conservationists' applications to lease grazing land for nongrazing conservation and recreation purposes. The lands at issue were subject to the Arizona-New...

United States v. Linick

The court reverses a district court decision that held unconstitutional a regulation that allowed the U.S. Forest Service to attach any terms and conditions protective of the public interest to a special use permit for National Forest...

AlliedSignal, Inc. v. Phoenix, City of

The court holds that a city is not immune from a company's negligence suit for allegedly delivering contaminated water to the company's facilities. The company sought damages for the cost of replacing corroded pipes in a fire protection...

Forest Conservation Council v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court holds that Arizona and an Arizona county may intervene as of right in the injunctive relief portion of an action alleging that the U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and...

Arizona Ctr. for Law in the Pub. Interest v. Hassell

The court holds that an Arizona statute, which relinquished state claims to lands below the high watermark of all navigable watercourses, in order to protect existing private title assumptions violates the public trust doctrine and the...