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Maricopa-Stanfield Irrigation & Drainage Dist. v. United States

The court holds that the federal government's reallocation of a Native American tribe's excess water supply to a second tribe did not constitute a taking of irrigation districts' water rights. After the districts entered into...

Alaska Ctr. for the Env't v. West

The court upholds five general permits issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorizing the filling of wetlands for a broad range of development activities in Anchorage, Alaska. The court first holds that the Corps satisfied the...

United States v. Hallmark Constr. Co.

The court holds that there is a constitutional and statutory basis for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to assert Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) §404 jurisdiction over isolated wetlands, but a genuine issue of fact exists...

Pennsylvania Envtl. Defense Found. v. Canon-McMillan Sch. Dist.

The court holds that a district court should have used the lodestar approach in awarding an environmental group attorney fees under Federal Water Pollution Control Act §505. The court first holds that the district court has not made an...

Missouri v. Glasgow, City of

The court holds that a city violated the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) by discharging sludge from its wastewater treatment facility without an operating permit. The court first holds that a state constitutional provision...

Bouchard Transp. Co. v. Updegraff

The court holds that a district court erred in ruling that Florida is entitled to Eleventh Amendment immunity in a limitation of liability proceeding, but it correctly dismissed the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) and Florida Pollution...

Browning-Ferris Indus. of Ill., Inc. v. Ter Maat

The court holds that a defendant-operator company and a defendant-transporter company are liable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for costs incurred in cleaning up the MIG/De Wane...

United States v. Hallmark Constr. Co.

The court holds that the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) does not authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to seek penalties against a construction company for allegedly filling an isolated wetland without a §404 permit....

Maricopa-Stanfield Irrigation & Drainage Dist. v. United States

The court holds that the federal government's reallocation of excess water to a Native American tribe did not constitute a taking of irrigation districts' water rights. A 1984 federal statute directed a permanent annual supply of water...

Hill v. Boy

The court holds that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the National Environmental Policy Act by failing to consider adequately the environmental impact of a petroleum pipeline that crosses under a proposed reservoir before...