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Ministerio Roca Solida, Inc. v. United States

ELR Case

The U.S. Claims Court granted in part and denied in part the U.S. government's motion for summary judgment in a challenge against FWS for rerouting spring waters that had previously flowed through church property into a restoration...

Demoruelle v. Kucharski

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Hawaiian resident alleging that an early start to a county construction project harmed two endangered species—the Hawaiian hawk and Hawaiian hoary bat—in violation of the ESA. The...

S. 2465

ELR Congressional Update

Ohio: Wildlife (generally)

ELR State Update Item

Rhode Island: Wildlife

ELR State Update Item

United States v. Citgo Petroleum Corp.

ELR Case

The Fifth Circuit reversed an oil company's convictions for violating the CAA and Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) in connection with its wastewater treatment system at its Corpus Christi refinery. The company was convicted for...

H.R. 3448, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Horne v. Department of Agriculture: An Invitation to Reexamine “Ripeness” Doctrine in Takings Litigation

ELR Article

The U.S. Supreme Court’s relatively brief, unanimous decision issued on June 10, 2013, in Horne v. Department of Agriculture, has received little notice in comparison with the two other takings cases of the Court’s 2012-2013 term,...

Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day

ELR Case

The Texas Supreme Court held that landowners have an ownership interest in the water beneath their property that cannot be taken for public use without adequate compensation under the Texas Constitution. The Texas courts have long...

Casitas Municipal Water District v. United States

ELR Case

The Federal Claims Court dismissed a water district's claim that certain operating restrictions on a water project imposed by the National Marine Fisheries Service under the ESA to protect endangered steelhead trout is a physical taking...