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Indigenous Environmental Network v. President Donald J. Trump

ELR Case

A district court overrode the Biden Administration's objections to a lawsuit challenging President Trump's issuance of a presidential permit in 2019 for construction of a cross-border segment of the Keystone XL pipeline. Environmental...

Colorado v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The Tenth Circuit reversed and vacated a district court order preliminarily enjoining EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) in Colorado. Colorado argued the agencies...

How the Trump Administration Eased Destruction of the Nation's Wetlands and Streams

ELR Article

On June 22, 2020, the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), the most significant rollback of the jurisdictional scope of the Clean Water Act (CWA) since its passage almost 50 years ago, went into effect. Supported by the American...

Biden v. Sierra Club

ELR Case

The U.S. Supreme Court granted the Biden Administration's request to cancel arguments and suspend further proceedings in a lawsuit concerning the Trump Administration's plans to build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Measuring Environmental Justice: Analysis of Progress Under Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump

ELR Article

President Donald Trump’s environmental policies appear detrimental to the environmental justice (EJ) movement, but little work has been done to test their true impact on EJ. This Article offers a method for evaluating progress (or lack...

How President Trump's War on Science Undermines Cost-Benefit Analysis of Climate Policies

ELR Article

This Article discusses the Trump Administration’s main actions to undermine the role of science in public policy and the consequences for cost-benefit analysis involving climate change policies. It analyzes the specific attacks on...

Bullock v. United States Bureau of Land Management

ELR Case

A district court held that William Perry Pendley was unlawfully serving as the acting director of BLM. The governor of Montana and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation argued that Pendley was unlawfully serving...

Wild Virginia v. Council on Environmental Quality

ELR Case

A district court denied environmental groups' motion to preliminarily enjoin or stay a rule issued by CEQ revising the regulations for federal agencies to follow in implementing NEPA. The groups argued that the rule was inconsistent...

When Politics Trump Science: The Erosion of Science-Based Regulation

ELR Article

"Science is science and facts are facts. My administration will ensure that there will be total [scientific] transparency and accountability without political bias.” That was the promise made in September 2016 by then-candidate Donald...

Citizens for Clean Energy v. U.S. Department of the Interior

ELR Case

A district court denied a request to vacate the Trump Administration's decision to lift the Obama Administration's moratorium on new coal leasing on public lands. Environmental groups, tribes, and states argued that BLM's issuance of a...