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Missouri v. Craig

The court holds that an action alleging that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers adopted annual operating plans for the Missouri River for the 1995-1996 and 1996-1997 navigation seasons in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act...

Knaust v. Kingston, City of

The court holds moot property owners appeal of a district court's denial of their motion for a preliminary injunction to enjoin federal funding and construction of a proposed business park. The property owners claim that the business...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Houston

The court holds that the Bureau of Reclamation violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by renewing water supply contracts with several water districts in California before consulting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and...

EPCRA Citizen Suits After Steel Co. v. Citizens for a Better Environment

Editors' Summary: In March, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered its decision in Steel Co. v. Citizens for a Better Environment, 118 S. Ct. 1003, 28 ELR 20434 (1998). The Court held that an environmental group lacked standing to sue a...

Motor & Equip. Mfrs. Ass'n v. Nichols

The court upholds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) decision to grant California a Clean Air Act (CAA) §209(b) waiver allowing the state to enforce its own on-board emissions diagnostic device (OBD) regulations, which...

Marathon Oil Co. v. Babbitt

The court holds that the issue of whether a six-year statute of limitations for actions brought by the United States applies to Minerals Management Service (MMS) administrative orders to pay oil and gas royalties is moot. The MMS issued...

Waste Management of Pennsylvania, Inc. v. Shinn

The court holds that New Jersey's self-sufficiency policy, whose goal is to eliminate the use of out-of-state disposal facilities by the year 2000, violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The state implemented the policy...

Airport Neighbors Alliance, Inc. v. United States

The court holds that the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) does not require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to consider the master plan for an airport's expansion in an environmental assessment (EA) of the upgrade of...

Powder River Basin Resource Council v. Babbitt

The court holds that the Eleventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not bar a citizen group that was denied attorney fees by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality from asserting a Surface Mining Control and Reclamation...

Mannington Mills, Inc. v. Shinn

The court holds that a state environmental department did not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution by considering a vinyl flooring manufacturer's ability to pay for cleaning up environmental contamination at its...