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WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management

ELR Case

A district court vacated 287 oil and gas leases that BLM issued on 145,000 acres of federal land in Montana. Environmental groups argued that the agency violated NEPA by failing to consider the leases' impacts on groundwater from...

Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund

ELR Case

The U.S. Supreme Court held, 6-3, that the "functional equivalent of a direct discharge" of pollutants requires a CWA permit, and remanded for consideration of whether a discharge of pollutants into groundwater that later discharged...

Idaho Conservation League v. U.S. Forest Service

ELR Case

A district court granted in part and denied in part a motion for summary judgment in a challenge to the U.S. Forest Service's approval of a mining company's permit to explore for gold in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest....

Reissuance of an NPDES/SDS Permit to U.S. Steel Corp.

ELR Case

A state appellate court reversed the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's decision to reissue a NPDES permit for an iron ore mine in northeast Minnesota. An environmental group and Indian band challenged the decision, arguing that the...

Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District v. Scott

ELR Case

A state court preliminarily enjoined the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) from enforcing new rules that tightened allowable limits of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the state's drinking water and...

Conservation Law Foundation v. Longwood Venues & Destinations, Inc.

ELR Case

A district court upheld EPA's interpretation that the CWA does not regulate discharges into groundwater that is hydrologically connected to navigable waters in a lawsuit concerning a wastewater treatment facility on Cape Cod. An...

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