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Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Indians v. Nevada

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision vacating the Nevada state engineer's approval of the state wildlife agency's application to transfer water rights from agricultural land in the Newlands Reclamation Project to the Carson...

Voggenthaler v. Maryland Square LLC

The Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court decision granting summary judgment in favor of homeowners and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection in a CERCLA and RCRA case involving soil and groundwater...

Great Basin Water Network v. Taylor

The Nevada Supreme Court reversed and remanded a lower court decision that held that the Nevada State Engineer did not violate his statutory duty by failing to rule on the water appropriation applications of a regional water authority...

United States v. Nevada

A district court denied the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) motion to preliminarily enjoin Nevada from interfering with DOE's use of water for bore hole drilling so that it may proceed with development and operation of the national...

Nevada v. Department of Energy

The court denies Nevada's petition for review of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) final environmental impact statement (EIS) for a nuclear waste underground repository and a portion of its record of decision governing the...

Great Basin Mine Watch v. EPA

The Ninth Circuit held that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not act arbitrarily, capriciously, or contrary to law when it granted Nevada's request to split one of its clean air areas into two. Contrary to an...

Oil-Dri Corp. of Nev. v. Washoe County

A Nevada court upheld a county decision denying a company's request for a special use permit to mine clay from two open pits on federal land north of Reno, Nevada, and to build a plant to produce cat litter on private land nearby. The...

United States v. Orr Water Ditch Co.

The Ninth Circuit upheld a district court decision staying a Nevada State Engineer's ruling granting the U.S. and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Indians' applications to make temporary changes to two water rights set forth in the Orr...

Union Oil Co. of Cal. v. Terrible Herbst, Inc.

The court holds that in a contract dispute over the responsibility for pollution cleanup beneath a gas station, withholding assertion of a nonfrivolous claim in reliance on an agreement waiving a statute-of-limitations defense...

United States v. Alpine Land & Reservoir Co.

The court reverses a district court's blanket equitable exemption of intra-farm transfers from Nevada's law of forfeiture and abandonment and holds that equity may be appropriate only in the forfeiture context under certain...