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Abbo-Bradley v. City of Niagara Falls

A New York appellate court held that residents may go forward with their personal injury and property damage claims against a city and various companies for failing to properly remediate toxic contamination at the Love Canal Superfund...

Montana Environmental Information Center v. United States Bureau of Land Management

The Ninth Circuit vacated and remanded a lower court decision that environmental groups lacked standing to challenge BLM...

Charting an Uncertain Legal Climate: Article III Standing in Lawsuits to Combat Climate Change

In the wake of Massachusetts v. EPA, lower federal courts have been called upon to apply Article III standing rules in lawsuits featuring a variety of plaintiffs seeking to combat climate change in many different ways. In this...

National Ass'n of Home Builders v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service

The D.C. Circuit held that building and development associations lacked standing to challenge consent decrees that require FWS to determine, in accordance with a settlement-defined schedule, whether 251 species should be listed as...

National Ass'n of Home Builders v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit held that a home builders' association lacked standing to challenge EPA's and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' determination that two reaches of the Santa Cruz River in southern Arizona constitute "traditional...

Resource Investments, Inc. v. United States

The Federal Circuit upheld a lower court decision dismissing on jurisdictional grounds a landowner's Fifth Amendment takings claim against the government in connection with a CWA permit denial. The lower court held that the complaint...

In re Deepwater Horizon

The Fifth Circuit held that parties to the class action settlement agreement concerning economic and property damages stemming from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill may seek appellate review of district court decisions on...

Federal Forest Resource Coalition v. Vilsack

A district court held that trade associations and nonprofit corporations representing members of the timber industry lack standing to challenge the Forest Service's 2012 planning rule governing development of individual land and...

Saldana v. Occidental Petroleum Corp.

The Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit brought under the Alien Tort Statute and California tort law against a petroleum company alleging it should be held liable for war crimes committed by members of the...

Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. v. Center for Biological Diversity

The Ninth Circuit dismissed an oil company's Declaratory Judgment Act lawsuit against several environmental groups, seeking a declaration that the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s approval of two oil spill response plans...