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United States v. Atlantic Richfield Co.

ELR Case

A district court held that residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago cannot intervene in a CERCLA settlement agreement after the agreement was approved. In 2016, residents of the housing complex were told to evacuate...

Amador County, California v. United States Department of the Interior

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit affirmed a lower court decision dismissing a Native American tribe's motion to intervene in a county's lawsuit against DOI challenging its approval of a casino gaming compact between the tribe and the state of...

Where Standing Closes a Door, May Intervention Open a Window? Article III, Rule 24(a), and Climate Change Solutions

ELR Article

The Article III standing doctrine is hindering judicial resolution of climate change harms. Imposing Article III standing requirements onto movants seeking to intervene in ongoing cases further narrows an increasingly narrow field of...

United States v. Doe Run Resources Corp.

ELR Case

A district court held that a property owner that filed a RCRA, CAA, and CWA citizen suit against a mine may not...

Wilderness Society v. United States Forest Service

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit abandoned the "federal defendant" rule, which categorically prohibits private parties and state and local governments from intervening of right on the merits of NEPA claims. The case arose out of the U.S. Forest...