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Humane Society of the United States v. McCarthy

ELR Case

A district court dismissed environmental and animal rights groups' lawsuit against EPA for failing to respond to a 2009 petition for rulemaking that asked the Agency to regulate concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) as a source...

California: Forests

ELR State Update Item

Morristown Assocs. v. Grant Oil Co.

ELR Case

In an unpublished opinion, a New Jersey appellate court held that the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (Spill Act) does not contain a "triggering notice" in order for liability to attach. Rather, a party seeking...

WildEarth Guardians v. United States Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement,

ELR Case

A district court held that OSM violated NEPA when it approved the expansion of two Colorado mines. The court agreed with environmental groups that OSM violated NEPA by failing to seek public involvement during the review process and by...

Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Inc. v. Black Warrior Minerals, Inc.

ELR Case

The Eleventh Circuit upheld the dismissal of environmental groups' citizen suit against a coal mine for new source performance standard (NSPS) violations under the CWA. A citizen suit that alleges that a discharger violated its permit...

Tafti v. County of Tulare

ELR Case

A California appellate court reversed a lower court decision denying a gasoline station owner's petition challenging the validity of $1,148,200 in civil penalties imposed against him by a county for underground gasoline storage tanks...

Gregory Village Partners, L.P. v. Chevron U.S.A., Inc.

ELR Case

A district court granted in part and denied in part motions to dismiss a property owner's CERCLA, RCRA, and state law claims against former owners and operators of nearby properties. One defendant argued that the court lacked subject...

Brod v. Omya

ELR Case

The Second Circuit affirmed a lower court decision dismissing residents' RCRA claims against a minerals processing plant. The...

Enns Pontiac, Buick, & GMC Truck v. Flores,

ELR Case

A district court denied a property owner's motion to add RCRA claims to its CERCLA and state law action against a...

LM Nursing Service, Inc. v. Ferreira

ELR Case

A district court dismissed property owners' CERCLA, RCRA, and CWA claims against the current owner of a contaminated site for damages...