Air

The Fourth Circuit, 2-1, granted West Virginia's motion to stay EPA's disapproval of its…
The Fifth Circuit, 2-1, denied petitions to review EPA's 2016 designation of two counties in…

Climate Change

The D.C. Circuit affirmed a district court order remanding to state court a climate liability suit…
A district court granted in part and denied in part the federal government's motion to dismiss…

Energy

This Article analyzes domestic hurdles to renewable energy development, and explores effective…
The Fifth Circuit granted several states' petition to review DOE's 2022 rule repealing…

Governance

The Fourth Circuit reversed a district court order abstaining from ruling on constitutional claims…
A district court granted the state of Louisiana's request to block EPA and DOJ from imposing…

Land Use

The United States has historically valued free access to most public lands. But federal land…
In April, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed new regulations governing land management …

Natural Resources

The Fourth Circuit reversed a district court order abstaining from ruling on constitutional claims…
A district court denied an environmental group's motion for summary judgment in a challenge to…

Toxic Substances

The Eleventh Circuit vacated a district court's conclusion that FIFRA expressly preempted a…
A district court vacated three pesticide registrations issued by EPA in 2020 for "over-the-top…

Waste

A district court granted DOE's motion to dismiss a lawsuit over the social and economic…
A district court dismissed a RCRA citizen suit over a closure plan for a coal-fired power plant in…

Water

The Fifth Circuit vacated a district court ruling in a decades-long dispute over whether a property…
The Tenth Circuit reversed a district court finding of a CWA violation in a citizen suit brought…

Wildlife

A district court granted NMFS' motion to dismiss a challenge to its lobster fishing gear…
A district court denied nonprofit groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to FWS…