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Intervention, FRCP 24

Ex Parte Anderson

The court holds that intervenors may not be granted a writ of mandamus directing a trial court to allow them to appear at a fairness hearing and object to a proposed class action settlement agreement between class members and a company...

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. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court holds moot an environmental group's claim that the U.S. Forest Service violated §7(a) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) when it granted several livestock grazing permits within the Tonto National Forest without first...

Friends of the Earth v. Gaston Copper Recycling Corp.

The court holds that environmental groups lacked standing to pursue Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) claims against a smelting facility that allegedly violated its national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES)...

San Francisco Baykeeper v. Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control Dist.

The court holds that an environmental group has standing to seek civil penalties from a sanitation and flood control district for present and future violations of its Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) national pollutant...

Informed Citizens United, Inc. v. USX Corp.

The court grants summary judgment to a company that allegedly violated its Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) §404 permit by filling wetlands in contradiction of its mitigation plan. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorized...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Southwest Marine, Inc.

The court holds that environmental groups may seek civil penalties based on allegations of a shipyard's continuing Federal Water Pollution Control Act violations that contribute to specific injuries. The court first holds that Steel Co...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Southwest Marine, Inc.

The court holds that citizens have standing to seek civil monetary penalties against a private shipyard for past and present Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) violations. The court denies the shipyard's motion in limine...

Kleissler v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court holds that local school districts, municipalities, and timber companies may intervene as of right in litigation brought by plaintiff-environmentalists to restrict logging activities in the Allegheny National Forest in...

Churchill County v. Babbitt

The court holds that a city and county have standing to challenge the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) for implementing a water rights acquisition plan in Nevada before preparing a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS...