A district court denied the city of New Orleans' motion to remand to state court its lawsuit against oil companies for allegedly damaging coastal wetlands with their operations.
The Fifth Circuit dismissed intervening environmental groups' challenge to a district court order requiring the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to hold an oil and gas lease sale on the outer continental shelf in the Gulf of Mexico.
The December issue of ELR features articles on climate change disinformation liability under the Federal Trade Commission Act; enhanced U.S.-Canadian collaboration on marine migratory species; agrivoltaics as a lifeline for rural farmers and California's renewable energy goals; and the SEC's Climate Disclosure Rule and compelled commercial speech. The issue also includes a transcript from a recent webinar that analyzed EPA's and the Army Corps of Engineers' revised WOTUS rule, and discussed its regulatory and policy consequences.
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.