Weekly Cases Update Volume 50, Issue 1

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Volume 49, Issue 33

ELR 2018019-cv-001920-RBJ(D. Colo., )

A district court enjoined the expansion of an underground coal mine into a roadless area in the Gunnison National Forest. Environmental groups argued that OSM's approval of the expansion violated NEPA by failing to consider methane flaring as an alternative.

Discussion of, held inadequate
ELR 201811:17-cv-01361-RCL(D.D.C., )

A district court upheld the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' approval of a permit for an already-constructed 17-mile transmission line after the D.C. Circuit found that the Corps had failed to prepare an EIS for the line in violation of NEPA.

Held required for
ELR 2018218-1115(D.C. Cir., )

The D.C. Circuit upheld EPA's decision to modify the criteria or lower the threshold by which the Agency determined whether to grant small refineries an exemption from the CAA's Renewable Fuel Program.

Fuels regulation, Ā§211
ELR 2018317-72260, 17-72501, 17-72968, 17-73290, 17-73383, and 17-73390(9th Cir., )

The Ninth Circuit dismissed in part, granted in part, and denied in part petitions to review EPA's 2017 Risk Evaluation Rule, which established a process for evaluating the risks of chemical substances.

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)