The Ninth Circuit, 2-1, affirmed summary judgment for FWS in a lawsuit concerning a petition to amend the Service's 1993 recovery plan for the endangered grizzly bear.
The Fifth Circuit affirmed a district court's remand to state court of a lawsuit concerning dredging operations in a ship channel near Corpus Christi.
The January issue of ELR features articles on the Clean Air Act Amendments of 2022 and whether the First Amendment protects fossil fuel companies' public speech. The issue also includes a transcript from ELI's 2022 Annual Policy Forum that evaluated the past 50 years of the Clean Water Act, while looking ahead to the next 50 years.
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 added seven new sections to the Clean Air Act (CAA) and provided the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with substantial new authorities and resources. This Article examines these new amendments and the EPA-related provisions of the IRA and explains the major implications of this historic legislation.