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Rethinking the Federal-State Relationship

Cooperative federalism can lead to more efficient and pragmatic environmental protection, and allow states to develop effective programs tailored to their needs and resources. Nevertheless, the future of the federal-state relationship...

Interior’s Authority to Curb Fossil Fuel Leasing

In his recent statements and testimony before the U.S. Congress, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has expressed doubt he has the legal authority to limit his unrelenting campaign to lease fossil fuels on America’s public lands...

Kisor v. Wilkie

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Auer doctrine, deferring to the Department of Veterans Affairs' interpretation of an ambiguous regulation in a lawsuit concerning disability benefits. A veteran challenged the lower court's application...

Knick v. Scott, Pennsylvania, Township of

The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a dismissal of a landowner's challenge to a town ordinance on takings grounds. The landowner argued the ordinance, which requires cemeteries on public and private property to be kept open and accessible to...

Welty v. United States

The Federal Circuit affirmed a dismissal of landowners' lawsuit against the government for flooding that resulted when a federal land conservation program induced an adjacent landowner to build and maintain a levee. The landowners...

Mayor and City Council of Baltimore v. BP P.L.C.

A federal district court granted the city of Baltimore's motion to remand to state court its climate change case against oil companies. The city alleged it sustained climate change-related injuries from greenhouse gas pollution to which...

Annual Review of Chinese Environmental Law Developments: 2018

In China, the year 2018 witnessed important institutional changes for environmental protection and the development of some major environmental legislation. These included administrative restructuring; the revision and adoption of...

Making the International Trade System Work for the Paris Agreement: Assessing the Options

If the Paris Agreement’s 2°C goal is to be achieved, unprecedented efforts across all areas of socioeconomic activity are needed. National climate policy measures with direct or indirect trade implications stand the risk of colliding...

Puntenney v. Iowa Utilities Board

A state high court affirmed a lower court denial of landowners' and an environmental group's petition to review a decision by the Iowa Utilities Board authorizing a company to use eminent domain to build a crude oil pipeline. The...

EQT Production Co. v. Jefferson Hills, Borough of

A state high court held that a borough council was allowed to consider residents' testimony regarding firsthand experiences with a natural gas extraction company's hydraulic fracturing facility in a neighboring township in a hearing on...

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