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Oregon Cattlemen's Association v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

In an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit reversed the denial of an environmental group's motion to intervene in a lawsuit challenging EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2015 Clean Water Rule. The court found that the group...

Hill

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court's denial of a car owner's motion to intervene in DOJ's case against a German automaker to resolve alleged CAA violations. The owner argued that DOJ's settlement with the automaker violated...

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...

Sierra Club v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A district court denied industry groups' motion to intervene in a CAA citizen suit concerning EPA's alleged failure to review the ozone NAAQS in a timely manner. The underlying lawsuit concerns whether EPA has failed to perform a...

Markle Interests, LLC v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service

ELR Case

A district court granted environmental groups' motion to intervene in a landowner's lawsuit challenging FWS' critical habitat designation for the dusky gopher frog in portions of Louisiana and Mississippi. The landowner, who owns...

American Farm Bureau Federation v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A district court held that environmental groups and water associations may intervene in a lawsuit challenging EPA's TMDL for the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit argued that the TMDL should be vacated...

West Coast Seafood Processors Assn. v. Natural Resources Defense Council

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit held that a seafood processor association may not intervene in environmental groups' lawsuit challenging the National Marine Fisheries Service's program to preserve groundfish species off the coast of California,...

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...