Description Date Docket #
Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd.
United States Ninth Circuit
Water Law, Environmental Law, Indian Law
Affirmed that the operator of a lead and zinc smelter in Canada that dumped industrial waste into the Columbia River was jointly and severally liable...
09/14/2018 16-35742
Bohmker v. State of Oregon
United States Ninth Circuit
Environmental Law, Water Law
Held that federal law did not preempt an Oregon statue that prohibits the use of motorized mining equipment in rivers and streams containing essential...
09/12/2018 16-35262
Takhar v. People ex rel. Feather River Air Quality Management District
California Court of Appeal
Environmental Law
Held that that trial court should have stricken a cross-complaint filed by an individual who was being sued by an air quality management district for...
09/11/2018 C082021
Trinity Industries Inc. v. Greenlease Holding Co.
United States Third Circuit
Environmental Law
Vacated a ruling allocating the costs of cleaning up a contaminated manufacturing site. A successor company brought a contribution action against its...
09/11/2018 16-1994
American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers v. O'Keeffe
United States Ninth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a complaint challenging Oregon's Clean Fuels Program, which regulates the production and sale of transportation fuels based...
09/07/2018 15-35834
Township of Bordentown v. FERC
United States Third Circuit
Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Rejected challenges to a natural gas pipeline project but remanded on one issue. Local governments and an environmental organization argued that the...
09/05/2018 17-1047
Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
United States Third Circuit
Water Law, Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Denied a petition for review of a Pennsylvania state regulators' decision to grant a Clean Water Act certification to a natural gas pipeline project....
09/04/2018 16-2211
Montana Environmental Information Center v. Thomas
United States Ninth Circuit
Environmental Law, Administrative Law
Denied a petition for review challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's approval of a revision to Montana's State Implementation Plan. An...
08/30/2018 16-71933
Environmental Law Foundation v. State Water Resources Control Board
California Court of Appeal
Environmental Law, Water Law
Held that California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), enacted in 2014, did not negate the common law public trust doctrine....
08/29/2018 C083239
Citizens Coalition Los Angeles v. City of Los Angeles (Target Corp.)
California Court of Appeal
Property Law & Real Estate, Government Law, Environmental Law
Affirmed the denial of mandamus relief to a citizens groups challenging a Los Angeles zoning-related ordinance. The ordinance amended the city's...
08/23/2018 B283480

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