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Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court denied two aviation associations' motions to intervene in a case asking the court to order EPA to use its authority...

United States v. Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer Dist.

The Eighth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision denying a business trade association's motion to intervene in a CWA enforcement action filed against a local sewer district by Missouri and the United States. The complaint alleges that...

Ohio River Valley Envtl. Coalition, Inc. v. Salazar

A district court held that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection may intervene in environmental groups' lawsuit challenging the DOI Secretary's approval of two amendments to the state's surface mining regulatory...

Royal Indem. Co. v. United Enters., Inc.

A California appellate court held that a property owner may not intervene in an insurance coverage dispute between an insurance company and the former property owner from which the current owner seeks contribution. The current owner...

State v. Kennecott Corp.

A court denies motions to intervene and set aside a consent decree concerning the cleanup and restoration of contaminated groundwater. The motion to intervene was filed 10 years after the consent decree was entered, there has been...

Friends of the Earth v. Gaston Copper Recycling Corp.

The court reverses a district court decision that environmental groups failed to demonstrate injury-in-fact and, therefore, do not have standing to bring a citizen suit under the Clean Water Act against a nonferrous metal smelting...

Friends of the Earth v. Gaston Copper Recycling Corp.

The court holds that environmental groups lacked standing to pursue Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) claims against a smelting facility that allegedly violated its national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES)...

San Francisco Baykeeper v. Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control Dist.

The court holds that an environmental group has standing to seek civil penalties from a sanitation and flood control district for present and future violations of its Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) national pollutant...

Informed Citizens United, Inc. v. USX Corp.

The court grants summary judgment to a company that allegedly violated its Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) §404 permit by filling wetlands in contradiction of its mitigation plan. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorized...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Southwest Marine, Inc.

The court holds that environmental groups may seek civil penalties based on allegations of a shipyard's continuing Federal Water Pollution Control Act violations that contribute to specific injuries. The court first holds that Steel Co...