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ARCO Envtl. Remediation, L.L.C. v. Department of Health & Envtl. Quality of Mont.

The court holds that a state court action brought by a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) potentially responsible party (PRP) to obtain from state documents pertaining to an environmental...

Bath Petroleum Storage, Inc. v. Sovas

The court holds that it lacks jurisdiction to review an underground natural gas storage facility's injunctive and declaratory relief action challenging a state environmental agency's permit modification requirements. The facility sought...

Hart v. Bayer Corp.

The court holds that a district court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over crop owners' state-law claims against various pesticide corporations and, thus, the corporations improperly removed the claims to federal court. The court...

Tamarind Resort Assocs. v. Government of the Virgin Islands

The court affirms that the denial of a Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) permit did not breach a contract between a developer and the government of the Virgin Islands allowing for the development of an island off the coast of St....

Avitts v. Amoco Prod. Co.

The court holds that the district court lacks subject matter jurisdiction in an action brought by surface and royalty interest owners against past and current operators of an oil field for alleged injuries to the owners' property...

In re American Waste & Pollution Control Co.

The court holds that a Louisiana statute allowing direct appeal of decisions of the state Department of Environmental Quality to the state court of appeal, bypassing the state district courts, is unconstitutional, and the public rights...