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Animal Legal Defense Fund v. United States

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by nonprofit groups and individuals alleging that climate change and the U.S. government's failure to protect them from the effects of climate change violated their constitutional right to a...

Exxon Mobil Corp.

ELR Case

A Texas court, ruling on a petition for pre-suit discovery, held that it would have jurisdiction over a major oil corporation's potential lawsuit against several California cities that have filed suit against it relating to climate...

SWEPI, LP v. Mora County, New Mexico

ELR Case

A district court, in a 199-page opinion, struck down a local county ordinance banning oil-and-gas drilling, including hydraulic fracturing, within Mora County, New Mexico. Portions of the ordinance essentially provide that corporations...

Ag-Gag: The Unconstitutionality of Laws Restricting Undercover Investigations on Farms

ELR Article

In March 2012, Iowa and Utah passed “Ag-Gag” laws in response to a series of high-profile undercover investigations of farms by animal activists. The laws were framed as generally applicable fraud prohibitions. But their aim was clear:...

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States

ELR Case

The Federal Circuit held that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' temporary deviations from the water release rates set forth in an operating plan for the Clearwater Dam that caused increased flooding in Arkansas' Dave Donaldson...