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Kaufman v. Perez

The D.C. Circuit held that an EPA employee's lawsuit against the Agency for allegedly retaliating against him in violation of several environmental whistleblowing provisions was untimely. In 2000, the employee was working in EPA's...

National Pork Producers Council v. United State Environmental Protection Agency

The Fifth Circuit vacated portions of EPA's 2008 concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) rule. The rule requires CAFOs that propose to discharge to apply for an NPDES permit. But there must be an actual discharge into...

United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Eleventh Circuit granted EPA's petition for a writ of mandamus to substitute the appearance of the EPA Assistant Administrator for Water for the appearance of the EPA Administrator at a hearing about compliance by the Agency...

West Virginia Highlands Conservancy v. Johnson

A district court dismissed environmental groups' claim that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has never undertaken the study of coal mining wastes requested by Congress and, accordingly, has failed to determine whether such...

Cement Kiln Recycling Coalition v. EPA

The court remands the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) hazardous air pollutant emission standards for hazardous waste combustors to the Agency because the standards fail to reflect the emissions achieved in practice by the...

Van Ee v. EPA

The court holds that 18 U.S.C. § 205, which prohibits federal employees from acting as an agent or attorney for a private party in any "particular matter" in which the United States has an interest, is inapplicable to a U.S....

EPA v. General Elec. Co.

The court holds that although a subpoena duces tecum issued by a manufacturer against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to produce certain discovery documents in a lawsuit in which it was not a party is barred by sovereign...

HRI, Inc. v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) decision to implement the direct federal underground injection control (UIC) program on certain New Mexico lands based on their Native American or disputed...

Spitzer Great Lakes Ltd. v. EPA

The court reverses a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) decision that held untimely a company's appeal of a civil penalty that an EPA administrative law judge (ALJ) assessed against it for...

Harmon Indus., Inc. v. Browner

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have the authority to impose its own separate enforcement penalties on a Missouri corporation after the corporation and an authorized state agency negotiated a...