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Juliana v. United States

ELR Case

A magistrate judge recommended that a district court deny motions to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a group of young people against the U.S. government for failing to protect them from climate change. The plaintiffs alleged that the...

Standing to Challenge Climate Change Decisions

ELR Article

When the government decides to approve, or not to approve, some activity that has climate change impacts, who has standing to bring a legal challenge? Answers are tricky and, ultimately, unsatisfying. What is clear is that the sheer...

Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on the Built Environment: A Framework for Environmental Reviews

ELR Article

Federal agencies are beginning to incorporate descriptions of climate change impacts into environmental reviews for buildings and infrastructure, but there is no consistent methodology for evaluating these impacts and mitigating any...

Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation v. Federal Highway Administration

ELR Case

The Sixth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, upheld the dismissal of claims that FHwA violated NEPA when it approved a $2.6 billion construction and transportation management project designed to improve mobility across the Ohio River...

79 FR 7417

ELR Federal Agency Update

78 FR 13874

ELR Federal Agency Update

Wildearth Guardians v. Salazar

ELR Case

A district court dismissed environmental groups' lawsuits challenging BLM's decision to authorize the leasing of certain public lands in northeastern Wyoming for coal mining operations. The groups, who claim that BLM failed to prepare...