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Puget Soundkeeper Alliance v. Wheeler

ELR Case

A district court held that environmental groups lacked standing in their challenge to EPA's exclusion of certain waste treatment systems from the definition of navigable waters under the CWA. The groups argued that they had...

Ksanka Kupaqa Xa'cin v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

ELR Case

A district court denied summary judgment in a lawsuit concerning potential harms to local trout populations from a proposed copper and silver mine in Montana. Environmental groups and a Native American tribe argued that FWS violated the...

Animal Legal Defense Fund v. United States

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by nonprofit groups and individuals alleging that climate change and the U.S. government's failure to protect them from the effects of climate change violated their constitutional right to a...

Norwalk Harbor Keeper v. U.S. Department of Transportation

ELR Case

A district court granted summary judgment to DOT, the Federal Transit Administration, and the Connecticut Department of Transportation in a challenge to the agencies' EA regarding the replacement of a movable railroad bridge in Norwalk...

Colorado Automobile Dealers Ass'n v. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

ELR Case

A state district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by an automobile dealers' association challenging Colorado's adoption of California's low emission vehicle standard. The association argued the adoption would drive up the cost of...

Center for Environmental Science, Accuracy & Reliability v. United States Department of Interior

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a challenge to FWS' denial of a petition to remove the coastal California gnatcatcher from the ESA's threatened species list. Advocacy groups argued the Service's denial of their petition to delist the bird...

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Department of State

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a request to compel the State Department to release two reports concerning U.S. greenhouse gas emissions as required by the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. An environmental group argued that the...

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Forest Service

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit reversed a district court's dismissal of a challenge to the use of lead ammunition in Kaibab National Forest. Environmental groups sought to require the U.S. Forest Service to address the use of lead ammunition by...

Wildearth Guardians v. Chao

ELR Case

A district court denied the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA's) motion to dismiss a challenge to the agency's pipeline inspection regulations. An environmental group argued that PHMSA's existing...

Otsego 2000 v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit dismissed an environmental group's petition to review FERC's order granting a certificate to a pipeline company to construct and operate compression facilities for one of its projects. The group argued that FERC was...

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