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Industrial Communications & Electronics, Inc. v. Town of Alton

The First Circuit held that property owners have standing to challenge a settlement agreement entered into between a...

Huish Detergents, Inc. v. Warren County, Ky.

The court holds that a lower court improperly dismissed a laundry detergent manufacturer's claim that an exclusive franchise agreement between a county and a solid waste handler violated the dormant U.S. Commerce Clause. The agreement...

Hagan v. Upper Republican Natural Resources Dist.

The court reverses and remands a trial court decision that water district residents did not have standing to challenge the district's settlement agreement with hog confinement facility operators. The facility operators had applied for...

Southwestern Pa. Growth Alliance v. Browner

The court affirms the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) decision to redesignate the Cleveland-Akron-Lorain, Ohio, area as a Clean Air Act (CAA) attainment area for ozone. The court first holds that an organization of...

National Ass'n of Home Builders v. Babbitt

The court holds that home builders lack standing to bring an Endangered Species Act (ESA) §11 citizen suit against the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for issuing a technical correction to a final...

Individuals for Responsible Gov't v. Washoe County

The court upholds Nevada county ordinances requiring landowners either to subscribe to a particular garbage collection service or to haul their garbage to an approved disposal site every seven days. The ordinances also required all...

Chambers Medical Technologies of S.C., Inc. v. Jarrett

The court holds that several provisions of the South Carolina Infectious Waste Management Act addressing the costs and hauling of particular wastes violate the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The court first holds that the...

Region 8 Forest Serv. Timber Purchasers Council v. Alcock

The court holds that timber companies and an industry trade association lack standing to bring claims under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the National Forest Management Act (NFMA)...