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Rhode Island v. EPA

The First Circuit dismissed for lack of jurisdiction Rhode Island's interlocutory appeal of an EPA Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) decision denying the state's motion to intervene in an NPDES permit proceeding. As a matter of first...

Riverkeeper, Inc. v. Collins

The court holds that it lacked jurisdiction over the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) decision denying environmental groups' request that the licensing of two nuclear power plants in New York be conditioned on several safety-...

JMS Dev. Co. v. Bulk Petroleum Corp.

The court holds that it lacks jurisdiction over a gas station operator's appeal of a district court order requiring it to deposit money into an escrow account to pay for anticipated cleanup costs of neighboring contaminated property....

Exxon Chems. Am. v. Chao

The court dismisses a company's petition for review of a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Administration Review Board (ARB) order remanding for further fact-finding and consideration an employee's claim that the company violated the Clean...

Tennessee Valley Auth. v. EPA

The court holds that it has jurisdiction to review a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) decision upholding three EPA orders against the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) requiring the TVA to...

Londonderry Neighborhood Coalition v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court holds that it lacks jurisdiction to review a neighborhood group's petition to review a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decision that certified a natural gas pipeline replacement project in New Hampshire. The group...

Hall v. Norton

The court affirms in part and reverses in part a district court grant of summary judgment in favor of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in a suit brought by an individual who alleged that a BLM transfer of federal lands in Nevada...

Los Angeles, City of v. Santa Monica Baykeeper

The court dismisses for lack of jurisdiction a city's interlocutory appeal in a citizen suit brought by an environmental group alleging Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act violations by the city. A district court signed and entered the...

Building Indus. Ass'n of Superior Cal. v. Norton

The court affirms a district court denial of summary judgment to a building industry association challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS') listing of four species of fairy shrimp that live in vernal pools in California as...

Eagle Energy, Inc. v. Secretary of Labor

The court dismisses for lack of jurisdiction a mine operator's appeal of both an administrative law judge's (ALJ's) finding that the operator committed a "significant and substantial" violation of a Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety...