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Meaning of “In Connection With” and “Pursuant To” Under Oil Pollution Act A Question of First Impression in Fifth Circuit

USA - November 9 2017 On November 7, in U.S. v. American Commercial Lines, LLC, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the District Court’s ruling that…

Ninth Circuit Issues Guidance on RCRA Section 1006 Anti-Duplication Provision

USA - November 3 2017 On November 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its long-awaited ruling in Ecological Rights Foundation v. Pacific Gas &…

Ninth Circuit Confirms That “Good Faith Belief” Defense Under The ESA Is Governed By A Subjective Standard

USA - November 1 2017 On October 25, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated the Dan Calver Wallen’s conviction for killing three grizzly bears in…

EPA Issues Final Report re: Development of Domestic Energy Resources

USA - October 30 2017 In compliance with the March 28, 2017 Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth (EO 13783), the Environmental…

U.S. DOT Releases Draft Strategic Plan Beginning Implementation of Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Project Streamlining

USA - October 27 2017 On October 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released a draft Strategic Plan (the Plan) for public comment. The Plan establishes…

District Court Grants Partial Relief to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe But Denies Vacatur

USA - October 25 2017 On October 11, the U.S. States District Court for the District of Columbia issued its latest ruling on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAP). The case is…

Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Constitutional Challenges to Zoning Ordinance Changes

USA - October 25 2017 On October 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided the case of Siena Corporation v. Mayor and City Council of Rockville, Maryland…

Buy Clean California Act: Carbon Emission Limits for State Procurement

USA - October 19 2017 California has taken a significant step in aligning its procurement expenditures with its vanguard climate change policy. On October 15, 2017…

Recap of Recent Oral Argument Before SCOTUS: Nat’l Assoc. of Mfr. v. Dep’t of Defense and Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC

USA - October 18 2017 Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two significant cases: Nat’l Assoc. of Mfr. v. Dep’t of Defense and Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC…

Fifth Circuit Denies Due Process-Based Request for Preliminary Injunction Against Intrastate Texas Gas Pipeline

USA - October 4 2017 On October 3, in the case of Boerschig v. Trans-Pecos Pipeline, LLC, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the lower court’s denial…