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United States v. Doe Run Resources Corp.

A district court held that a property owner that filed a RCRA, CAA, and CWA citizen suit against a mine may not...

United States v. Albert Inv. Co.

The Tenth Circuit reversed a lower court decision denying a railroad company's motion to intervene in the United State's CERCLA §107 action against 44 PRPs concerning a hazardous waste site owned by the railroad company. The government...

United States v. ExxonMobil Corp.

A district court held that a nonsettling potentially responsible party (PRP) may intervene in a consent decree between the United States and settling PRPs concerning the reimbursement of response costs incurred at the Beede Waste Oil...

Riverkeeper, Inc. v. Whitman

The court denies an electric utility and trade association coalition's motion to intervene in mediation leading to and subsequent enforcement of an amended consent decree between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and an...

Southwest Ctr. for Biological Diversity v. Berg

The court reverses a district court decision and holds that a group of developers may intervene as of right in a suit brought by environmental groups against a city and against local, state, and federal officials for violating a state...

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...

Sierra Club v. Glickman

The court grants a farmers' association and the state of Texas intervention as of right under Fed. R. Civ. P. 24(a)(2) in a citizen suit alleging that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) failure to establish water conservation...

Northwest Forest Resource Council v. Glickman

The court affirms a district court order directing the U.S. government to release, under §2001(k)(1) of the Fiscal Year 1995 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Rescissions Act, all timber sale contracts...

Forest Conservation Council v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court holds that Arizona and an Arizona county may intervene as of right in the injunctive relief portion of an action alleging that the U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and...

Friends of the Wild Swan v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv.

The court holds that landowners, timber companies, and a sport fisherman guide may not intervene in an environmental group's action to compel the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to list the bull trout as an endangered species. The...