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GrassRoots Recycling Network v. EPA

The court dismisses a petition challenging a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule allowing the director of an approved state landfill to grant variances from EPA criteria for sanitary landfills. The environmental group...

Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA

The court denies an electric utility association's petition to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) interpretation of its state and federal operating permit program regulations. According to EPA, the regulations...

Sierra Club v. EPA

The court holds that an environmental group and a trade association lack standing to challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) hazardous wastewater treatment sludge rule promulgated under the Resource Conservation and...

Interfaith Community Org. v. Honeywell Int'l, Inc.

The court holds that an association of churches has standing to bring a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) citizen suit against the owner of a site contaminated with chromium, but that issues of imminent and substantial...

American Petroleum Inst. v. EPA

The court vacates a portion of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation in which it determined that oil-bearing wastewaters generated by the petroleum refining industry are solid wastes under the Resource Conservation and...

Texans United for a Safe Economy Educ. Fund v. Crown Cent. Petroleum Corp.

The court holds that environmental groups have standing to bring a Clean Air Act (CAA) action against a Texas oil refinery for violating hydrogen and sulfur dioxide emission standards and further holds that a state environmental agency'...

Pennsylvania Indep. Waste Haulers Ass'n v. Waste Sys. Auth. of E. Montgomery County

The court holds that a waste haulers association has standing to assert a U.S. Commerce Clause claim against a district waste authority for enacting a system of flow control ordinances that captured the district's generated waste in...

Friends of the Earth v. Gaston Copper Recycling Corp.

The court reverses a district court decision that environmental groups failed to demonstrate injury-in-fact and, therefore, do not have standing to bring a citizen suit under the Clean Water Act against a nonferrous metal smelting...

Southwest Ctr. for Biological Diversity v. Clark

The court holds that environmental groups have standing to bring suit against the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) for failing to redesignate critical habitat for the spikedace and loach minnow even though the groups' members...

Waste Action Project v. Clark County

The court holds that a county violated the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) by discharging stormwater runoff without a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The court first holds that environmental...