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Ictech-Bendeck v. Waste Connections Bayou, Inc.

A district court held that hundreds of Louisiana residents seeking damages in a mass tort action concerning landfill emissions in Jefferson Parish established general causation. The court found the residents proved by a preponderance of the evidence that gases and odors were emitted from the landfil...

Louisiana v. Department of Commerce

A district court granted summary judgment for NMFS in a challenge to a 2019 rule requiring turtle excluder devices on skimmer trawl vessels greater than 40 feet in length in inshore waters. The final rule was published on December 20, 2019, with an effective date of April 1, 2021, but NMFS issued a ...

Swartz v. Coca-Cola Co.

A district court granted bottling companies' motion to dismiss a deceptive marketing challenge to their "100% recyclable" labels. Consumers and an environmental group argued the labels were false and misleading because most plastic bottles are not recycled. The companies moved to dismiss for lack of...

Center for Biological Diversity

The D.C. Circuit granted environmental groups' motion for writ of mandamus to require EPA to complete its effects determination for the registered pesticide cyantraniliproles. The groups argued EPA was eight years past its deadline under the ESA to complete the effects determination, that it had fai...

87 FR 74316

SIP Approval: California (revisions governing the issuance of permits for stationary sources in the Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District).