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Resource Invs., Inc. v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court holds that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lacked authority under Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) §404 to require a company to obtain a dredge and fill permit before constructing a solid waste landfill on a...

United States v. Hallmark Constr. Co.

The court holds that the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) does not authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to seek penalties against a construction company for allegedly filling an isolated wetland without a §404 permit....

A & W Smelter & Refiners, Inc. v. Clinton

The court holds that although ore from a smelter's processing facility is a hazardous substance under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), denying the smelter reimbursement for its...

National Mining Ass'n v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court holds that the Tulloch rule's requirement of a Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) §404 permit for incidental fallback exceeds the scope of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' FWPCA statutory authority. The...

Pneumo Abex Corp. v. High Point, Thomasville & Denton R.R.

The court holds that railroad companies that sold used wheel bearings to a railroad parts foundry for conversion to new wheel bearings are not liable as arrangers under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability...

Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) use of the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) to measure compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) treatment standard for...

Ekotek Site PRP Comm. v. Self

The court holds that a potentially responsible party (PRP) must pay 1 percent of the past and future response costs incurred during the cleanup of a contaminated site in Salt Lake City, Utah, by a committee of PRPs under the...

Waste Action Project v. Dawn Mining Corp.

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have the authority to regulate the discharge of uranium mill tailings into the nation's waterways under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA). The...

Cristina Inv. Corp. v. United States

The court holds that a developer's takings claim against the United States is barred by 28 U.S.C. §2501's six-year statute of limitations. Two developers claim that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' denial of a permit application to...

Northcoast Envtl. Ctr. v. Glickman

The court affirms a district court holding that, under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), an interagency Port-Orford cedar (POC) management program prepared by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department...