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Volume 51, Issue 34

51 ELR 20196
No(s). 16-1430 (D.C. Cir. Nov 12, 2021)

The D.C. Circuit granted a trade group's petition to review a 2016 rule issued by EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that set greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles.

Keywords:
Climate Change (generally)
51 ELR 20197
No(s). 17-5260 (D.C. Cir. Nov 16, 2021)

The D.C. Circuit dismissed as moot Alaska's challenge to the Forest Service's 2001 Roadless Rule.

Keywords:
National forests
51 ELR 20198
No(s). 21-1873 (1st Cir. Nov 16, 2021)

The First Circuit granted NOAA's motion to stay a district court order preliminarily enjoining the agency's partial seasonal closure of a Maine lobster fishery to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales.

Keywords:
Fisheries
51 ELR 20201
No(s). 20-422 (2d Cir. Nov 29, 2021)

The Second Circuit reversed in part and vacated in part a district court ruling that ordered EPA to disclose records pursuant to a FOIA request related to a former Agency official's role in pesticide policymaking.

Keywords:
Deliberative-process privilege
51 ELR 20199
No(s). 20-70272 and 20-70464 (9th Cir. Nov 18, 2021)

The Ninth Circuit, 2-1, denied a petition for review challenging FAA's decision that found no significant environmental impact stemming from construction and operation of an air cargo facility at the San Bernardino International Airport.

Keywords:
Environmental effects
51 ELR 20200
No(s). 143, Orig. (U.S. Nov 22, 2021)

The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit brought by Mississippi against Tennessee seeking damages for a Tennessee city's pumping of groundwater from the Middle Claiborne Aquifer.

Keywords:
Water (generally)