A district court granted the state of Louisiana's and oil and gas companies' motions to preliminarily enjoin the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM's) withdrawal of six million acres from, and addition of a term to, an oil and gas lease sale on the outer continental shelf in the Gulf of Mexico.
A district court granted summary judgment for several bus companies in a CAA citizen suit alleging that the companies excessively idled their buses in violation of Massachusetts and Connecticut law.
The October issue of ELR features articles on Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency and the unraveling of federal environmental law; the business of sustainability; the environmental harm of deep seabed mining; and NEPA litigation over large energy and transport infrastructure projects. The issue also includes a transcript from a recent webinar that explored the environmental justice implications of continued production and disposal of plastics and addressed key domestic and international policy efforts.
On May 25, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court dropped an absolute bombshell with its ruling in Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency. Early assessments of Sackett underscore two vital points: much has been lost for wetlands protection, and much has changed with respect to the Court’s broader environmental law jurisprudence.