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American Lung Ass'n v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to explain adequately why the physical effects felt by some asthmatics from exposure to short-term, high-level sulfur dioxide (SO2)...

B&B Partnership v. United States

The court affirms a district court decision upholding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' denial of a Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) §404 discharge permit to fill wetlands as part of a rubble landfill project. The court first...

National Audubon Soc'y v. Hoffman

The court holds that a U.S. Forest Service proposal for a logging project and road extension in the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), but not the National Forest Management...

Carson Harbor Village, Ltd. v. Unocal Corp.

The court dismisses a property owner's Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA), and state common-law...

Umatilla Waterquality Protective Ass'n v. Smith Frozen Foods, Inc.

A district court denies an environmental group's motion to reconsider its previous holding that a corporation's national pollution discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit does not apply to any discharges to groundwater. The court...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Peña

The court denies environmental groups' motion for a preliminary injunction to enjoin new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapon Stockpile Stewardship and Management (SSM) facilities, as well as activities or major upgrades to...

Independent Petroleum Ass'n of Am. v. Babbitt

The court holds that a D.C. Circuit ruling that the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI's) decision to assess royalties on nonrecoupable take-or-pay payments was an arbitrary and capricious reading of DOI's own rules applies to an...

Amerada Hess Pipeline Corp. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court upholds the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) determination that litigation and settlement costs incurred by oil pipeline carriers in connection with the Exxon Valdez oil spill are "extraordinary...

Kettle Range Conservation Group v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by classifying certain units of a proposed timber sale as roaded. Because the Forest Service considers the challenged units as...

New Mexico v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) guidelines for carrying out the certification of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's (WIPP's) compliance with radioactive waste disposal regulations are specific enough...