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Waste (generally)

Bass Enters. Prod. Co. v. United States

The court holds that the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) denial under the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Land Withdrawal Act of an application to drill on an oil and gas lease did not constitute a permanent taking of the...

Northern States Power Co. v. Department of Energy

The court denies several utilities' and states' broad request for a writ of mandamus that would require the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to begin disposing of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act's (NWPA's)...

Eastern Ky. Resources v. Fiscal Court of Magoffin County

The court holds that a state's solid waste disposal program that requires the identification of additional capacity for out-of-state waste before a plan is approved does not violate the U.S. Commerce Clause. The court first holds that...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Peña

The court denies environmental groups' motion for a preliminary injunction to enjoin new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapon Stockpile Stewardship and Management (SSM) facilities, as well as activities or major upgrades to...

New Mexico v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) guidelines for carrying out the certification of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's (WIPP's) compliance with radioactive waste disposal regulations are specific enough...

Public Serv. Co. of Colo. v. Batt

The court holds that it lacks jurisdiction to review a district court's May 1995 order reopening proceedings involving the transportation, handling, and storage of spent nuclear fuel at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. In June...

South Carolina ex rel. Campbell v. O'Leary

The court holds that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it decided to import 409 spent nuclear fuel rods for storage at the Savannah River site in South Carolina without...

South Carolina ex rel. Campbell v. O'Leary

The court preliminarily enjoins the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) from importing 409 spent nuclear fuel assemblies for storage at the Savannah River site in South Carolina until the court resolves on the merits South Carolina's claim...

Concerned Citizens of Nebraska v. NRC

In a suit raising constitutional challenges to the siting of a regional low-level radioactive waste disposal facility, the court holds that freedom from environmental releases of nonnatural radiation is not a fundamental, unenumerated...

Sierra Club v. Watkins

The court holds that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) must prepare a new environmental assessment (EA) for the shipment of 118 spent nuclear fuel rods from Taiwan through the port of Hampton Roads, Virginia, to a processing facility...

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