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Category "Environmental, Energy and Climate Change Law & Regulation"

Ninth Circuit Finds Federal Agencies Violated National Environmental Policy Act and Endangered Species Act in Approving Offshore Oil Facility

Ninth Circuit Finds Federal Agencies Violated National Environmental Policy Act and Endangered Species Act in Approving Offshore Oil Facility

By James Purvis Various conservation groups brought suit challenging the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau [...]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finalizes Regulatory Definition for the Term ‘Habitat’ as Used in the Endangered Species Act

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finalizes Regulatory Definition for the Term ‘Habitat’ as Used in the Endangered Species Act

By Paige Gosney In December 2020, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) finalized for the [...]

U.S. EPA Finalizes Guidance on Implementation of Supreme Court’s ‘Functional Equivalent’ CWA Test in County of Maui Case

U.S. EPA Finalizes Guidance on Implementation of Supreme Court’s ‘Functional Equivalent’ CWA Test in County of Maui Case

By Nicole Granquist, Meghan Quinn and Meredith Nikkel On January 14, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection [...]

Criminal Charges Filed Against Former Michigan Governor Stemming from Flint Drinking Water Crisis

Criminal Charges Filed Against Former Michigan Governor Stemming from Flint Drinking Water Crisis

By Harvey M. Sheldon In a move that surprised some observers of the Flint Michigan drinking [...]