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Environmental Defense Fund v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit granted the Biden Administration's motion to voluntarily vacate and remand the Trump Administration's 2019 rule delaying implementation of an Obama-era regulation governing landfill emissions.

California v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit granted the Biden Administration's motion to voluntarily vacate and remand the Trump Administration's 2021 rule limiting facilities that the U.S. government could regulate for greenhouse gas emissions.

New York, City of v. Chevron Corp.

The Second Circuit affirmed dismissal of a lawsuit seeking damages from oil companies for harms caused by climate change. New York City sued the companies under state tort law to recover damages caused by the companies' legal commercial...

Minnesota v. American Petroleum Institute

A district court granted a state's motion to remand to state court a climate change lawsuit against oil and gas companies. Minnesota sued the companies in state court under state common law and consumer protection statutes, arguing the...

Honolulu, City & County of v. Sunoco LP

The Ninth Circuit denied oil companies' motions to stay a district court order remanding to state court two lawsuits alleging the companies concealed the dangers of fossil fuels to the climate. The companies argued that if the suits...

Honolulu, City and County of v. Sunoco LP

A district court remanded to state court climate liability lawsuits brought by the city and county of Honolulu and the county of Maui against oil companies. The companies argued the suits should remain in federal court because...

Aji P. v. Washington

A Washington appellate court affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit filed by young Washingtonians alleging a right to a clean environment and stable climate. Specifically, plaintiffs requested that the court order the state to...

Rhode Island v. Shell Oil Products Co., L.L.C.

The First Circuit affirmed a district court order remanding to state court Rhode Island's climate change lawsuit against several oil companies. The companies argued that the suit was properly removed to federal court because the state's...

Chernaik v. Brown

The Oregon Supreme Court affirmed, 6-1, an appellate court decision vacating a lower court ruling that no trial was needed in a climate change lawsuit concerning Oregon's obligations to protect natural resources under the public trust...

Conservation Law Foundation, Inc. v. Shell Oil Products US

A district court granted in part and denied in part an oil company's motion to dismiss a climate change adaptation lawsuit brought against it. An environmental group brought a citizen enforcement action under the CWA and RCRA,...

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