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Prairie Rivers Network v. Dynegy Midwest Generation, LLC

ELR Case

The Seventh Circuit affirmed dismissal of a CWA citizen suit brought against the owner of a coal-fired power plant in Illinois. An environmental group argued the owner violated the CWA by discharging coal ash pollutants from its plant...

Food & Water Watch v. United States Department of Agriculture

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit vacated a district court's grant of summary judgment to USDA's Farm Service Agency in a lawsuit concerning the agency's loan approval for a chicken farm in Maryland. An environmental group argued the EA made in...

Wild Virginia v. Council on Environmental Quality

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a challenge to CEQ's adoption of revised regulations implementing NEPA following an allegedly defective notice-and-comment process. Conservation groups argued the revised regulations harmed them or will harm...

Union of Concerned Scientists v. United States Department of Energy

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit dismissed a nonprofit group's petition to review DOE's rule concerning the designation of critical electric infrastructure information. The group argued the rule exceeded DOE's authority under §215A of the Federal Power...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Haaland

ELR Case

In an unpublished opinion, the D.C. Circuit affirmed dismissal of a challenge to FWS' failure to provide notice and comment on its guidelines for creating species status assessments. An environmental group had argued that FWS violated...

Hawkins v. Haaland

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit affirmed dismissal of a lawsuit concerning reserved water rights in the Klamath River Basin. Ranchers sued to prevent Native American tribes from exercising reserved water rights in the basin that interfered with the...

Defenders of Wildlife v. Everson

ELR Case

The Tenth Circuit affirmed in part and dismissed in part a lower court ruling in a challenge to actions taken by the National Park Service (NPS) regarding wildlife management on inholdings in Grand Teton National Park. Environmental...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Tennessee Valley Authority

ELR Case

A district court dismissed for lack of standing a challenge to the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA's) rate change for customers in its seven-state service area. Environmental groups argued that TVA violated NEPA by enacting the rate...

Conservation Law Foundation, Inc. v. Shell Oil Products US

ELR Case

A district court granted in part and denied in part an oil company's motion to dismiss a climate change adaptation lawsuit brought against it. An environmental group brought a citizen enforcement action under the CWA and RCRA,...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court dismissed for lack of standing a challenge to a 2018 FWS memorandum that withdrew a 2014 memorandum stating the Service's intent to phase out most uses of neonicotinoid pesticides and genetically modified crops (GMCs)...

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