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Chesapeake Climate Action Network v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit granted a petition to reconsider EPA's Final Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Rule that exempted coal- and oil-burning power plant boilers' startup periods from numerical limits on hazardous air pollutants (HAPs...

Animal Legal Defense Fund v. United States Department of Agriculture

The Ninth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, reversed and remanded a lower court decision dismissing an animal rights group's lawsuit concerning foie gras produced from the livers of force-fed poultry. The group had petitioned USDA's...

Association of Irritated Residents v. EPA

The D.C. Circuit dismissed petitions for review challenging agreements between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and animal feeding operations designed to bring the facilities into compliance with Clean Air Act,...

Grand Canyon Air Tour Coalition v. Federal Aviation Admin.

The court upholds a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rule that was promulgated pursuant to the Overflights Act and designed to reduce aircraft noise from sight-seeing tours in the Grand Canyon National Park. The Act required the...

Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) use of the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) to measure compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) treatment standard for...

Sierra Club v. EPA

The court holds that a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation that creates a 12-month grace period exempting transportation projects in nonattainment and maintenance areas from Clean Air Act (CAA) §176(c) is contrary to...

Idaho Sporting Congress v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service's (Forest Service's) decision to allow certain salvage timber sales was exempt from administrative appeal pursuant to regulations in effect before the...