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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...

Coho Salmon v. Pacific Lumber Co.

The court holds that environmental organizations have standing to assert an Endangered Species Act (ESA) §9 claim against a lumber company whose timber harvesting operations are allegedly causing the take of coho salmon. The court first...

Friends of the Earth v. Chevron Chem. Co.

The court holds that an environmental organization has associational standing to sue a chemical company for violating the terms of its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act...

Friends of the Earth v. Chevron Chem. Co.

The court holds that a nonprofit environmental protection corporation that failed to demonstrate compliance with its internal bylaws regarding the creation of a class of members within the corporation lacked representational standing to...

Atlantic Coast Demolition & Recycling, Inc. v. Board of Chosen Freeholders

The court holds that New Jersey solid waste flow-control regulations probably violate the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, but grants only a conditional preliminary injunction to prevent enforcement of the regulations for...

Boundary Backpackers v. Boundary County

The court holds that a county ordinance requiring federal and state agencies to consult and coordinate with the county board of commissioners on land use decisions and to comply with the county's interim land use plan, which purports to...

Sierra Club v. Chemical Handling Corp.

The court holds that an environmental organization has standing to sue a chemical corporation for damages and injunctive and declaratory relief under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The organization alleged that the...