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Communities for a Better Environment v. South Coast Air Quality Management District

ELR Case

A California appellate court affirmed dismissal of a challenge to the South Coast Air Quality Management District's determination that an oil refinery project would reduce air pollution. An environmental group first argued the...

United States v. Exxon Mobil Corp.

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit reversed a district court order denying the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Board's petition to enforce subpoenas issued against an oil company following an explosion and chemical release at one of its refineries. The...

National Parks Conservation Ass'n v. North Dakota Department of Health

ELR Case

A state court upheld the North Dakota Department of Health's decision to issue an air quality permit for construction of an oil refinery less than three miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Environmental groups argued that the...

Shanley v. Chalmette Refining, LLC

ELR Case

A district court dismissed four individuals' claims that the emission of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) from an oil refinery in Chalmette, Louisiana, caused them a variety of physical and mental damages. The toxic tort...