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California v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit overturned a ruling denying EPA's motion to modify an injunction requiring it to promulgate a federal landfill emissions plan by November 6, 2019. The appellate court held that the district court abused its discretion...

Bullock v. United States Bureau of Land Management

A district court invalidated three resource management plans that were approved by BLM's acting director because he was not authorized to approve them. The governor of Montana and the state Department of Natural Resources and...

North American Butterfly Ass'n v. Wolf

The D.C. Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court's dismissal of a conservation group's suit to block the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from constructing a border wall near the National Butterfly Center in...

Sierra Club v. Trump

The Ninth Circuit affirmed, 2-1, a ruling in a lawsuit concerning the Trump Administration's use of military construction funds to build portions of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. States and an environmental group...

Federal Trade Commission v. Peabody Energy Corp.

A district court granted the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) motion to preliminarily enjoin a proposed joint venture between the United States' two largest coal producers. The Commission challenged the joint venture on antitrust...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Zinke

A district court dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction a lawsuit concerning an advisory committee on hunting chartered by DOI under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Nonprofit groups argued that the Department failed to...

Bullock v. United States Bureau of Land Management

A district court held that William Perry Pendley was unlawfully serving as the acting director of BLM. The governor of Montana and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation argued that Pendley was unlawfully serving...

Nanouk v. United States

The Ninth Circuit vacated dismissal of a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) lawsuit brought against the U.S. government concerning pollution from an abandoned military facility in Alaska. A resident argued that her property was contaminated...

New York v. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The Second Circuit vacated a final rule published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that reversed the agency's 2016 civil penalty increase for noncompliance with Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE)...

Walters v. Flint

A district court denied EPA's motion to dismiss residents' negligence claim stemming from the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. Flint residents argued the Agency's slow response to the crisis negligently exposed them to...

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