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Navajo Nation v. Regan

ELR Case

A district court granted EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers' motion to voluntarily remand the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, and granted the Navajo Nation's request that remand include vacatur. The court found the agencies' own...

Food & Water Watch v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit vacated an NPDES permit issued by EPA for concentrated animal feeding operations in Idaho. Environmental groups argued the permit lacked sufficient monitoring provisions to ensure compliance with its "zero discharge"...

Pasqua Yaqui Tribe v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A district court vacated and remanded EPA's and the Army Corps of Engineers' Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which established a new definition of "waters of the United States" under the CWA. EPA and the Corps sought voluntary remand...

California v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit granted the Biden Administration's motion to voluntarily vacate and remand the Trump Administration's 2021 rule limiting facilities that the U.S. government could regulate for greenhouse gas emissions.

Environmental Defense Fund v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit granted the Biden Administration's motion to voluntarily vacate and remand the Trump Administration's 2019 rule delaying implementation of an Obama-era regulation governing landfill emissions.

American Lung Ass'n v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit vacated EPA's Affordable Clean Energy Rule that repealed and replaced the Clean Power Plan as a means of regulating power plants' greenhouse gas emissions. A group of public health petitioners sought review of the rule'...

WildEarth Guardians v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court granted BLM's request to remand without vacatur 27 oil and gas leasing decisions across five states. Environmental groups argued that BLM failed to consider the cumulative impacts of the leases as required under NEPA,...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court vacated the Army Corps of Engineers' decision to grant an easement under the Mineral Leasing Act for the Dakota Access Pipeline, which runs from North Dakota to Illinois, after previously ruling that the Corps must...

Northern Plains Resource Council v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court amended a previous order that vacated a nationwide permit (NWP 12) reissued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and enjoined the Corps from authorizing any dredge or fill activities under the permit pending completion...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A district court vacated EPA's 2017 directive that prohibited scientists in receipt of certain EPA grants from serving on the Agency's federal advisory committees. An environmental group argued the directive should be vacated and...