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Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA)

Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon"

A district court dismissed an environmental group's EPCRA lawsuit against BP for failing to report the release of hazardous substances following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, holding no such duty existed. EPCRA derives its...

Center for Biological Diversity v. BP America

The Fifth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court decision dismissing an environmental group's CWA, CERCLA, and EPCRA claims against BP and Transocean Ltd. following the Deepwater Horizon disaster. BP leased...

Steeltech, Ltd. v. EPA

The court affirms an administrative law judge's (ALJ's) use of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act's (EPCRA's) enforcement response policy (ERP) in assessing penalties against a metal manufacturer for failure to file...

Citizens for a Better Env't v. Steel Co.

The court affirms a district court decision denying a steel company's motion to recover attorney fees from an environmental group under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) §326. The group notified the company...

Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc. v. Browner

The court holds that a metal mining operator's claims against the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for allegedly revising the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act's (EPCRA's) toxic release inventory program as it...

Western Crop Protection Ass'n v. Davis

The court affirms a trial court denial of a writ of mandate that would have prohibited the governor of California from publishing Proposition 65, a list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity. Under the...

Dayton Power & Light Co. v. Browner

The court upholds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) decision to add coal and oil-burning electricity-generating facilities to the list of facilities subject to toxic release inventory (TRI) reporting requirements under...

Fertilizer Inst. v. Browner

The court upholds a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule adding nitrate compounds to the toxics release inventory (TRI) under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). EPA's draft guidelines for listing...

Steel Co. v. Citizens for a Better Env't

The Court holds that an environmental group lacks standing to maintain a suit for purely past violations of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). After receiving notice from the group of its failure to report...

Troy Corp. v. Browner

The court denies a chemical manufacturer's petition for a rehearing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) decision to list 3-IODO-2-Propynyl Butyl Carbamate (IPBC) on the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know...