The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals closed the door last month on a five year effort by a coastal village in Alaska to use the common law of nuisance to fight climate change. In Native Village of Kivalina v.More »
Georgia-Pacific West v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC) involves a challenge to a Ninth Circuit ruling that runoff from logging roads conveyed in ditches and culverts requires a stormwater permit. More »
In a 2-1 split decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected EPA’s most recent attempt to regulate cross-state air pollution from the electric power, natural gas, and coal industries. EME Homer City Generation v. EPA, No. 11-1302, 2012 WL 3570721 (D.C. More »
Benjamin Franklin once said that when the well runs dry, we realize the value of water. The Integrated Water Resources Strategy is a long-overdue assessment that reflects how we value water here in the state of Oregon. Fortunately, our well hasn’t run dry, and with this kind of strategic planning, it won’t.
In a split opinion, a federal appellate court has rejected EPA’s long-standing practice of requiring oil and gas producers to aggregate emissions from dispersed production wells, flares, and processing facilities. EPA’s practice of aggregating emissions from smaller sources often brings them within the “major source” category of the Clean Air Act and triggers Title V permitting requirements. More »