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National Wildlife Federation v. Department of Environmental Quality

A Michigan appellate court upheld the state environmental agency's decision to grant mining and discharge permits to a company to develop an underground mine to extract nickel and copper from the sulfide ores beneath the headwaters of...

National Wildlife Federation v. Department of Environmental Quality

A Michigan appellate court upheld the state environmental agency's decision to grant a groundwater discharge permit to a company in connection with its plan to develop an underground mine to extract nickel and copper from the sulfide...

Fednav v. Chester

A district court dismissed international shipping entities' lawsuit seeking to invalidate Michigan's Ballast Water Statute, which is aimed to prevent the introduction of aquatic nuisance species into the Great Lakes. The statute...

United States v. Detroit, City of

The court vacates and remands a district court order under the All Writs Act requiring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) to accept dredged material in order to prevent the frustration of a consent decree between a city and...

United States v. Michigan

The court holds that a Michigan confined disposal facility (CDF) run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) must accept dredged materials that were accumulated to determine the environmental impacts that the construction of a...