Case Law Index Environmental Law

January 1, 2002 – March 1, 2011

 

This index provides a comprehensive though not necessarily exhaustive compilation of reported and unreported federal and state court decisions involving Environmental Law that were decided on or after January 1, 2002. The cases are listed in reverse chronological order. The “Text” link goes to the freely available Google Scholar text of the opinion.  These listings are for educational purposes only, and are not a substitute for legal counsel.


 

SUPREME COURT

Burlington N. & Sante Fe Ry. Co. v. United States, — U.S. —, 129 S. Ct. 1870 (2009) (manufacturer not liable as an “arranger” under CERCLA)  Text

Summers v. Earth Island Inst., — U.S. —, 129 S. Ct. 1142 (2009) (standing to challenge federal public lands policy)  Text

Nat’l Ass’n of Home Builders v. Defenders of Wildlife, 127 S. Ct. 2518 (2007) (criteria for EPA to transfer permitting authority to state)  Text

Rapanos v. United States, 547 U.S. 715 (2006) (scope of the CWA to protect wetlands)  Text

Bates v. Dow Agrosciences, L.L.C., 544 U.S. 431 (2005) (FIFRA preemption)   Text

Bourne ex rel. Bourne v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., 543 U.S. 917 (2004) (cert denied re: fungicide as toxic tort)

S. Fla. Water Mgmt. Dist. v. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, 541 U.S. 95 (2004) (scope of NPDES permit)  Text


 

FIRST CIRCUIT

Ashland Inc. v. GAR Electroforming, No. 08-227ML, 2010 WL 2927374 (D. R.I. July 22, 2010) (groundwater remediation costs at hazardous waste disposal site)  Text

Animal Welfare Inst. v. Martin, No. CV-08-267-B-W, 2009 WL 3766937 (D. Me. Nov. 10. 2009) (incidental taking of endangered species)  Text

Sierra Club v. Wagner, 555 F.3d 21 (1st Cir. 2009) (approval of two forest management plans)  Text

Animal Welfare Inst. v. Martin, 588 F.Supp.2d 70 (D. Me. 2008) (incidental takings under ESA)  Text

Natural Res. Council of Me. v. Int’l Paper Co., 424 F.Supp.2d 235 (D. Me. 2006) (citizen suit standing, notice)   Text

U.S. Pub. Interest Research Group v. Atl. Salmon of Me., LLC., 339 F.3d 23 (1st Cir. 2003) (granting injunction to remedy past CWA violations)   Text

U.S. Pub. Interest Research Group v. Atl. Salmon of Me., LLC., 215 F.Supp.2d 239 (D. Me. 2002) (citizen suit against salmon farm)  Text

Brunault v. S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., No. Civ.A.00-30059-FHF, 2002 WL 32538419 (D.Mass. Sept. 24, 2002) (FIFRA preemption)

U.S. Public Interest Research Group c. Stolt Sea Farm, Inc., 2002 WL 240386 (D. Me. 2002) (CWA citizen suit against salmon farm)

U.S. Public Interest Research Group v. Heritage Salmon, Inc., 2002 WL 240440 (D. Me. 2002) (CWA citizen suit against salmon farm)


 

SECOND CIRCUIT

Metropolitan Taxicab Bd. of Trade v. City of New York, 615 F.3d 152 (2nd Cir. 2010) (preemption of local regulation involving incentives for purchase of hybrid taxicabs)  Text

Humane Soc’y of United States v. HVFG, LLC, No. 06 CV 6829(HB), 2010 WL 1837785 (S.D.N.Y. May 06, 2010) (private party action for a violation of the Clean Water Act)  Text

Coon ex rel. Coon v. Willet Dairy, Ltd. P’ship, 536 F.3d 171 (2d Cir. 2008) (barring RCRA claims)  Text

Coon v. Willet Dairy, LP, Nos. 5:02-CV-1195 (FJS/GJD), 5:04-CV-917 (FJS/GJD), 2007 WL 2071746 (N.D.N.Y. 2007) (CWA and RCRA claims)  Text

Natural Res. Def. Council v. Johnson, 461 F.3d 164 (2d Cir. 2006) (EPA determination on pesticide residue)   Text

Fox v. Cheminova, Inc., 387 F.Supp. 2d 160 (E.D.N.Y. 2005) (FIFRA scope and preemption)   Text

W. Harlem Envtl. Action v. EPA, 380 F.Supp. 2d 289 (S.D.N.Y. 2005) (FIFRA and rodenticide)   Text

No Spray Coal. v. City of New York, No. 00 Civ. 5395(GBD), 2005 WL 1354041 (S.D.N.Y.) (CWA permit)   Text

Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc. v. U.S. E.P.A., 399 F.3d 486 (2d Cir. 2005) (challenge to CAFO Act)   Text

No Spray Coal. v. City of New York, 351 F.3d 602 (2d Cir. 2003) (CWA citizen suit)   Text

Plourde v. Gladstone, 69 F. App’x 485 (2nd Cir. 2003) (toxic tort)

Williams v. Dow Chem. Co., 255 F.Supp. 2d 219 (S.D.N.Y. 2003) (FIFRA preemption; pesticide approval fraud)  Text

Fox v. Cheminova, Inc., 213 F.R.D. 113 (E.D.N.Y. 2003) (FIFRA class action)   “>

No Spray Coal. v. City of New York, No. 00 Civ.5395 JSM, 2002 WL 31682387 (S.D.N.Y. 2002) (CWA and FIFRA)

Altman v. Town of Amherst, 47 F. App’x 62 (2d Cir. 2002) (pesticide application under CWA)    “>

Plourde v. Gladstone, 190 F.Supp.2d 708 (D.Vt. 2002) (toxic tort)  Text


 

THIRD CIRCUIT

United States v. Rohm & Haas Co., No. 09-5528 (FLW), 2010 WL 3811302 (D. N.J. Sept. 22, 2010) (equitable tolling under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act)  Text

Animal Welfare Inst. v. Beech Ridge Energy LLC, — F.Supp.2d —, 2009 WL 4884520 (D. Md. 2009) (challenge to wind farm that it would take an endangered species)  Text

Del. Audubon Soc’y, Inc. v. Sec’y of the United States Dep’t of Interior, No. 06-223-GMS, 2009 WL 763925 (D. Del. Mar. 24, 2009) (violation of various environmental laws for entering into cooperative farming agreements in wildlife refuge)  Text

Mangan v. Brierre, Civil Action No. 06-3204, 2007 WL 475820 (E.D. Pa. 2007) (CERCLA)   Text

Mortellite v. Novartis Crop Prot., Inc., 460 F.3d 483 (3d Cir. 2006) (FIFRA preemption)   Text

Nat’l Res. Def. Council v. EPA, No. Civ. RDB 03-2444, 2005 WL 1241904 (D. Md. 2005) (ESA citizen suit)

Reynolds v. Rick’s Mushroom Serv., Inc., 246 F.Supp.2d 449 (E.D. Pa. 2003) (CWA violation; waste from mushroom processor)   Text

Am. Littoral Soc’y v. U.S. EPA, 199 F.Supp.2d 217 (D.N.J. 2002) (review of state approved CWA water bodies lists)   Text


 

FOURTH CIRCUIT

North Carolina, ex rel. Cooper v. Tennessee Valley Authority, 615 F.2d 291 (4th Cir. 2010) (emissions of coal-fired power plants were not a public nuisance)  Text

PCS Nitrogen v. Ross Dev. Corp., No. 2:09-3171-MBS, 2010 WL 2892619 (D. S.C. Sept. 30, 2010) (liability for clean of costs for soil contamination by phosphate fertilizer plant operator)  Text

Allegheny Energy Supply Co. v. Spitzer, No. 1:05CV04, 2010 WL 3220355 (N.D. W.Va. Aug. 12, 2010) (Clean Air Act)  Text

Assateague Coastkeeper v. Alan and Kristin Hudson Farm, No. WMN-10-cv-0487, 2010 WL 2924661 (D. Md. July 21, 2010) (discharges of poultry manure)  Text

The Piney Run Pres. Ass’n v. County Comm’rs of Carroll County, Md., 523 F.3d 453 (4th Cir. 2008) (“diligent” prosecution by state)   Text

Wyatt v. Sussex Surry, LLC, 482 F.Supp.2d 740 (E.D. Va. 2007) (CWA does not preempt state common law claims)   Text        Text

Potomac Riverkeeper, Inc. v. U.S. EPA, No. RDB 04-38845, 2006 WL 890755 (D. Md. March 31, 2006) (lack of jurisdiction, time limits on states to create TMDLs)

Bourne ex rel. Bourne v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., 85 Fed. App’x 964 (4th Cir. 2004) (toxic tort)

Ohio Valley Envtl. Coalition v. Horinko, 279 F.Supp.2d 732 (S.D. W. Va. 2003) (state antidegradation policy)   Text

N.C. Shellfish Growers Ass’n v. Holly Ridge Assoc., L.L.C, 278 F.Supp.2d 654 (E.D. N.C. 2003) (jurisdiction, point source, pollutant, discharge)   Text

American Canoe Ass’n v. Murphy Farms, 326 F.3d 505 (4th Cir. 2003) (CWA)  Text

O’Brien v. Appomattox County, 213 F. Supp. 2d 627 (W.D. Va. 2002) (county ordinance to prevent the application of biosolids)   Text

S. States Coop. Inc. v. I.S.P. Co., 198 F.Supp.2d 807 (N.D. W. Va. 2002) (FIFRA preemption)   Text


 

FIFTH CIRCUIT

The Aransas Project v. Shaw, No. C-10-75, 2010 WL 2522415 (S.D. Tex. June 17, 2010) (Endangered Species Act challenge)  Text

United States v. Lucas, 516 F.3d 316 (5th Cir. 2008) (discharges by septic tank into wetlands)   Text

C.C. Prine v. BASF Corp., Civil Action No. 06-0966, 2006 WL 2294822 (M.D. La. 2006) (FIFRA)  Text

Morgan v. Powe Timber Co., 367 F.Supp. 2d 1032 (S.D. Miss. 2005)(injuries from pesticide use)   Text

W. Tex. Agriplex v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., No. Civ.A. 5:03-CV-199-C, 2004 WL 1515122 (N.D. Tex. 2004)(fertilizer dealer liability)   Text

Fanguy v. Eastover Country Club L.L.C., No. Civ.A. 01-3778, 2002 WL 1888901 (E.D. La.) (toxic tort)

Shields v. Norton, 289 F.3d 832 (5th Cir. 2002) (action to declare ESA taking provision unconstitutional not ripe for judicial review).   Text

Agrosciences v. Bates, No. CIV.A. 5:01-CV-331-C, 2002 WL 1205143 (N.D. Tex. 2002) (FIFRA; procedural ruling)    Text

Sierra Club v. Glickman, 156 F.3d 606 (5th Cir. 1998) (aquifer-dependant species).   Text


 

SIXTH CIRCUIT

Meister v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 623 F.3d 363 (6th Cir. 2010) (challenge to revised management plan for forests involving snowmobile use and cross-country skiing)  Text

Lozar v. Birds Eye Food, Inc., No. 1:09-cv-10, 2010 WL 2231831 (W.D. Mich. June 1, 2010) (claims of violations of RCRA and CERCLA)  Text

Lozar v. Birds Eye Food, Inc., No. 1:09-cv-10, 2009 WL 5196154 (W.D. Mich. Dec. 22, 2009) (claims of violations of RCRA and CERCLA)  Text

Nat’l Cotton Council of Am. v. U.S. Envtl. Prot. Agency, 553 F.3d 927 (6th Cir. 2009) (exemption of pesticides from the Clean Water Act)  Text

Kentucky Waterways Alliance v. Johnson, 426 F.Supp.2d 612 (W.D. Ky. 2006) (EPA sued for approval of CWA rules)   Text

Tungett v. Papierski, No. 3:05-CV-289, 2006 WL 51148 (E.D. Tenn. Jan. 10, 2006) (subject matter over citizen suits)  Text

Johnson County Citizen Committee for Clean Air and Water v. EPA, No. 3:05-0222, 2005 WL 2204953 (M.D. Tenn. Sept. 9, 2005) (state NPDES permit)

Perry v. Se. Boll Weevil Eradication Found., 154 F. App’x 467 (6th Cir. 2005) (spraying insecticide as “taking”)

Am. Canoe Ass’n, Inc. v. City of Louisa Water & Sewer Comm’n, 389 F.3d 536 (6th Cir. 2004) (standing to bring citizen suit)   Text

Sierra Club, Inc. v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 299 F.Supp.2d 693 (W.D. Ky. 2003) (definition of “facility” under CERCLA)  Text


 

SEVENTH CIRCUIT

Habitat Educ. Ctr. v. U.S. Forest Serv., 680 F.Supp.2d 996 (E.D. Wis. 2010) (compliance with NEPA)  Text

Habitat Educ. Ctr. v. U.S. Forest Serv., 680 F.Supp.2d 1007 (E.D. Wis. 2010) (compliance with NEPA)  Text

Nat’l Pork Producers Council v. Jackson, 638 F.Supp.2d 1020 (W.D. Wis. 2009) (EPCRA reporting requirements in agriculture; dismissal of claim as not justiciable)  Text

Nature Conservancy v. Wilder Corp. of Del., No. 06-1096, 2009 WL 1492177 (C.D. Ill. May 28, 2009) (seller liable under purchase agreement to clean up lagoons, petroleum tanks, and other trash)  Text

Habitat Educ. Ctr., Inc. v. U.S. Forest Serv., 593 F.Supp.2d 1019 (E.D. Wis. 2009) (no violations of NEPA and National Forest Management Act)  Text

Croplife Am., Inc. v. City of Madison, 373 F.Supp. 2d 905 (W.D. Wis. 2005) (constitutionality of county fertilizer ordinances)   Text

Test Drilling Service Co. v. Hanor Co., 322 F.Supp.2d 965 (C.D. Ill. 2004) (property damage)  Text

Greenfield Mills, Inc. v. Macklin, 361 F.3d 934 (7th Cir. 2004) (§ 404 permit)  Text

LeVake v. Zawistowski, No. 02-C-0657-C, 2003 WL 23200367 (W.D. Wis. 2003) (pesticide overspray)

Save The Valley, Inc. v. U.S. E.P.A., 223 F.Supp.2d 997 (S.D.Ind. 2002) (implementation of CWA)

In re StarLink Corn Prod. Liab. Litig., 212 F.Supp. 2d 828 (N.D. Ill. 2002) (GMO) July 11, 2002


 

EIGHTH CIRCUIT

Yankton Sioux Tribe Head Start Concerned Parents v. Longview Farms, LLP, No. CIV. 08-4058, 2009 WL 891866 (D. S.D. Mar. 31, 2009) (no violations of NEPA and historical preservation act by non-federal entity; no alleged violations of CWA and CAA by farrowing operation)  Text

Sierra Club v. Kimbell, 595 F.Supp.2d 1021 (D. Minn. 2009) (review of forest management plant)  Text

Avila v. CNH Am., LLC, Nos. 4:04CV3384, 4:07CV3170, 2009 WL 151600 (D. Neb. Jan. 2, 2006) (subsurface contamination)  Text

Nat’l Wildlife Fed’n v. Harvey, 574 F.Supp.2d 934 (E.D. Ark. Aug. 8, 2008) (Endangered Species Act violations)  Text

Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper, Inc. v. U.S. EPA, No. 606CV102, 2008 WL 2199369 (S.D. Ga. May 27, 2008) (silviculture exemption to § 404)  Text

Thomas v. U.S. EPA, No. C06-0115, 2007 WL 4439483 (N.D. Iowa Dec. 17, 2007) (removal and addition of impaired waterbodies)

United States v. Bailey, 516 F.Supp.2d 998 (D. Minn. 2007) (scope of wetlands protection)  Text

K.C.1986 Ltd. P’ship v. Reade Mfg., 472 F.3d 1009 (8th Cir. 2007) (CERCLA)  Text

Green Acres Enter., Inc. v. United States, 418 F.3d 852 (8th Cir. 2005) (taking, “incidental fallback”)  Text

Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy v. U.S. E.P.A, No. CIV03-5450(DWF/SRN), 2005 WL 1490331 (D. Minn. June 23, 2005) (invalidating state TMDL)

Dahlman Farms, Inc. v. FMC Corp., 240 F.Supp. 2d 1012 (D.Minn. 2002) (FIFRA preemption)  Text

Mo. Soybean Ass’n v. EPA, 289 F.3d 509 (8th Cir. 2002) (jurisdiction)  Text

Netland v. Hess & Clark, Inc., 284 F.3d 895 (8th Cir. 2002) (FIFRA preemption)   Text


 

NINTH CIRCUIT

Center for Food Safety v. Vilsack, No. 10-17719, 2011 WL 676187 (9th Cir. Feb 25, 2011) (organic seed business owners did not demonstrate that herbicide-resistant sugar beets posed likelihood of genetic contamination)

Family Farm Alliance v. Salazar, No. 1:09-CV-01201 OWW, 2010 WL 4323058 (E.D. Cal. Oct. 26, 2010) (farmer action against Fish and Wildlife Service regarding threatened Delta smelt)  Text

W. Watersheds Proj. v. Interior Bd. of Land Appeals, No. 09-35708, 2010 WL 3960577 (9th Cir. Oct. 12, 2010) (group challenging grazing permits issued by Bureau of Land Management not eligible for fees under Equal Access to Justice Act)  Text

Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Ctr. v. Grantham, No. 2:10-cv-02350-GEB-CMK, 2010 WL 3958640 (E.D. Cal. Oct. 8, 2010) (challenge to U.S. Forest Service’s Panther Fire Salvage and Reforestation Project)

Alliance for Wild Rockies v. Cottrell, 622 F.3d 1045 (9th Cir. 2010) (preliminary injunction against U.S. Forest Service relating to logging project and timber sales granted)  Text

League of Wilderness Defenders Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project v. Allen, 615 F.3d 1122 (9th Cir. 2010) (use of commercial logging to reduce risk from fire and disease)  Text

Ctr. For Food Safety v. Vilsack, No. C 10-04038, 2010 WL 3835699 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 28, 2010) (motions for intervention in sugar beet matter by Monsanto and Betaseed granted in part; attack on plaintiff’s standing overruled)

Conservation Congress v. U.S. Forest Serv., No. CIV. S-07-2764 LKK/KJM, 2010 WL 3636142 (E.D. Cal. Sept. 14, 2010) (challenge to Forest Service’s vegetation management project dismissed)  Text

W. Watersheds Project v. Kraayenbrink, 620 F.3d 1187 (9th Cir. 2010) (challenge to changes in nationwide grazing regulations on federal lands)  Text

City of Emeryville v. Robinson, 621 F.3d 1251 (9th Cir. 2010) (action by pesticide manufacturer to enforce settlement involving contamination clean-up)  Text

Hapner v. Tidwell, 621 F.3d 1239 (9th Cir. 2010) (challenge to approval of commercial logging of national forest)  Text

Citizens for Better Forestry v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 08-01927, 2010 WL 3222183 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 13, 2010) (alleged violation of Endangered Species Act for promulgations of rules)

N. California River Watch v. Exxon Mobil Corp., No. C 10-0534 PJH, 2010 WL 3184324 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 11, 2010) (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act)

W. Watersheds Project v. Rosenkrance, No. CV 09-365-E-BLW, 2010 WL 3522244 (D. Idaho July 29, 2010) (issuance of grazing permit by BLM was arbitrary and capricious)  Text

Grand Canyon Trust v. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, CV-07-8164-PHX-DGC, 2010 WL 2643537 (D. Ariz. June 29, 2010) (Endangered Species Act)  Text

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union v. Goldstene, — F.Supp.2d —-, 2010 WL 2490999 (E.D. Cal. 2010) (challenge to Global Warming Solutions Act)  Text

Oregon Natural Desert Ass’n v. Tidwell, — F.Supp.2d —-, 2010 WL 2246419 (D. Or. 2010) (challenge under the ESA and NFMA for grazing permits)  Text

Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. v. County of Santa Barbara, 604 F.3d 1142 (9th Cir. 2010) (challenge to wetland delineation as a taking)  Text

Ctr. For Biological Diversity v. E.P.A., No. C07-02794 JCS, 2010 WL 2143658 (N.D. Cal. May 17, 2010) (pesticide did not have an effects determination under Endangered Species Act)

Western Watersheds Project v. U.S. Forest Service, No. 09-0629-E-BLW, 2010 WL 1816254 (D. Idaho May 04, 2010) (failure to follow NEPA for noxious weeds and global warming)  Text

Wild Fish Conservancy v. EPA, No. C08-0156-JCC, 2010 WL 1734850 (W.D. Wash. April 28, 2010) (challenge to state regulations exempting salmon farms)  Text

Native Ecosystems Council v. Tidwell, — F.3d —, 2010 WL 843761 (9th Cir. 2010) (failure to comply with NEPA in updating grazing allotments)  Text

Sierra Club v. Johnson, No. C 08-01409 WHA, 2010 WL 147951 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 12, 2010) (attorneys fees under CERCLA)

Glasser Nat’l Marine Fisheries Serv., No. 08-35764, 2009 WL 5184208 (9th Cir. Dec. 28, 2009) (incidental take permit for salmon hatchery)  Text

Family Farm Alliance v. Salazar, Nos. 1:09-CV-00407 OWW DLB, 1:09-CV-01201 OWW DLB, 2009 WL 4716050 (E.D. Cal. Dec. 3, 2009) (biological opinion under ESA)

Ctr. for Biological Diversity v. Lubchenco, No. C-09-4087 EDL, 2009 WL 4545169 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 30, 2009) (listing animal under ESA)

In re Delta Smelt Consol. Cases, — F.Supp.2d —, 2009 WL 3823934 (E.D. Cal. 2009) (biological opinion for delta smelt)  Text

In re Delta Smelt Consolidated Cases, 663 F.Supp.2d 922 (E.D. Cal. 2009) (ESA standing)  Text

Cent. Delta Water Agency v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv., 653 F.Supp.2d 1066 (E.D. Cal. 2009) (standing to bring NEPA claim)  Text

California ex rel. Lockyer v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 575 F.3d 999 (9th Cir. 2009) (NEPA economic analysis and ESA consultation required before removing roadless rule in national forests)  Text

Greater Yellowstone Coalition v. Larson, 641 F.Supp.2d 1120 (D. Idaho 2009) (No violations of NEPA in allowing phosphate mining to expand)  Text

Citizens for Better Forestry v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 632 F.Supp.2d 968, 2009 WL 1883728 (violation of NEPA and ESA in promulgating forest management plans)  Text

Ctr. For Biological Diversity v. Wagner, No. 08-302-CL, 2009 WL 2176049 (D. Or. June 20, 2009) (claim that decision to allow grazing violated NEPA)

Geertson Seed Farms v. Johanns, 570 F.3d 1130, (9th Cir. 2009) (upholding injunction for not complying with NEPA)  Text

Ctr. For Biological Diversity v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv., 623 F.Supp.2d 1044 (N.D. Cal. 2009) (violations of the ESA)  Text

Grand Canyon Trust v. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 623 F.Supp.2d 1015 (D. Ariz. 2009) (operation of dam does not violated the ESA)  Text

Wildearth Guardians v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv., No. 2:07-cv-00837 CW, 2009 WL 1078600 (D. Utah Apr. 22, 2009) (challenging permit to take endangered prairie dogs)  Text

Adams v. United States, No. 03-0049-E-BLW, 2009 WL 1034762 (D. Idaho Apr. 16, 2009) (testimony on compliance with NEPA)   Text

W. Watersheds Project v. Dryer, Nos. CV-04-181-S-BLW, CV-02-521-S-BLW, 2009 WL 484438 (D. Idaho Feb. 26, 2009) (grazing permits; Endangered Species Act violations)

Sierra Forest Legacy v. U.S. Forest Serv., 598 F.Supp.2d 1058 (N.D. Cal. 2009) (claim management plan violated NEPA and ESA)  Text

Bark v. U.S. Bureau of Land Mgmt., No. CV 07-1536-MO, 2009 WL 279087 (D. Or. Feb. 5, 2009) (no NEPA violations by BLM in opening up area for logging)  Text

Alliance for Wild Rockies v. Kimbell, No. 06-36013, 2009 WL 141376 (9th Cir. Jan. 21, 2009) (no violation of NEPA)

Silver Dollar Grazing Ass’n v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv., No. 07-35612, 2009 WL 166924 (9th Cir. Jan. 13, 2009) (grazing management plan did not violate NEPA)

Cent. Mont. Wildlands Ass’n v. Kimball, No. 06-35938, 2009 WL 117851 (9th Cir. Jan. 9, 2009) (no violations of NEPA by Forest Service)

League of Wilderness Defenders v. U.S. Forest Serv., 549 F.3d 1211 (9th Cir. 2008) (NEPA violation in approving selective logging program)  Text

Citizens for Better Forestry v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., Nos. C 05-1144 PJH, C 04-4512 PJH, 2008 WL 5210945 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 11, 2008) (attorney’s fees under ESA)

Greater Yellowstone Coal. v. Timchak, No. CV-08-388-E-MHW, 2008 WL 4911410 (D. Idaho Nov. 13, 2008) (violations of NEPA in expansion of phosphorus mine)  Text

Western Watersheds Projects v. U.S. Forest Serv., No. C 08-1460 PJH, 2008 WL 2952837 (N.D. Cal. July 30, 2008) (denial of intervention; NEPA violations in grazing permits)

Our Children’s Earth Found. v. U.S. Envtl. Prot. Agency, 527 F.3d 842 (9th Cir. 2008) (technology based standards)   Text

Cloud Found., Inc. v. Kempthrone, 546 F.Supp.2d 1003 (D. Mont. 2008) (statute of limitations to challenge forest plant; no violations of Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act)  Text

W. Watersheds Project v. Kraayenbrink, 538 F.Supp.2d 1302 (D. Idaho 2008) (violations of NEPA and ESA in grazing permit regulations)  Text

Ariz. Cattle Growers’ Ass’n v. Kempthorne, 534 F.Supp.2d 1013 (D. Ariz. 2008) (designation federal land as critical habitat under the ESA)  Text

Ass’n of Irritated Residents v. Fred Schakel Dairy, No. 1:05-CV-00707, 2008 WL 850136 (E.D. Cal. 2008) (motion to dismiss CAA challenge to dairy)

Or. Natural Desert Ass’n v. U.S. Forest Serv., No. 07-634-AS, 2008 WL 140657 (D. Or. 2008) (grazing runoff is not a point source)   Text

Idaho Watersheds Project v. Jones, 253 Fed.Appx. 684 (9th Cir. 2007) (water diversion and the ESA)

Center For Food Safety v. Johanns, Civ. No. 03-00621 JMS/BMK, 2007 WL 3072860 (D.Hawai’i, 2007) (attorney’s fees under ESA in biotech case)

Stevens County v. U.S. Dep’t of Interior, 507 F.Supp.2d 1127 (E.D. Wash. 2007) (NEPA did not require issuance of EIS)  Text

Ventana Wilderness Alliance v. Bradford, No. C 06-5472 PJH, 2007 WL 1848042 (N.D. Cal. June 27, 2007) (no violations of NEPA in allowing grazing)  Text

W. Watersheds Project v. Kraayenbrink, Nos. CV-05-297-E-BLW, CV-06-275-E-BLW, 2007 WL 1667618 (D. Idaho June 8, 2007) (new grazing regulations violated NEPA and ESA)  Text

Ctr. For Food Safety v. Johanns, CV. No. 03-00621 JMS-BMK, 2007 WL 3072863 (D.Hawai’i, 2007) (Field testing of GMOs and compliance with ESA and NEPA)

Ass’n of Irritated Residents v. C&R Vanderham Dairy, No. 1:05-CV-01593 OWW SMS, 2007 WL 2815038 (E.D. Cal. 2007) (dairy regulation under the CAA and California state law).

Coldani v. Hamm, No. Civ S-07-660, 2007 WL 2345016 (E.D. Cal. 2007) (CWA citizen suit requirements, navigable waters)

Bowoto v. Chevron Corp. No. C 99-02506 SI, 2007 WL 2349336 (N.D.Cal. 2007) (International environmental law)

City of Los Angeles v. County of Kern, 509 F.Supp.2d 865 (C.D. Cal. 2007) (no preemption of local bans on land applications of biosolids)   Text

Lindner v. Meadow Gold Dairies, Inc., 515 F.Supp.2d 1154 (D. Haw. 2007) (complying with the CWA did not frustrate a lease)  Text

N. Cal. River Watch v. City of Healdsburg, 496 F.3d 993 (9th Cir. 2007) (significant nexus to navigable waters)   Text

U.S. v. Moses, 496 F.3d 984 (9th Cir. 2007) (water of the United States, what is a discharge)  Text

San Francisco Baykeeper v. Cargill Salt Div., 481 F.3d 700 (9th Cir. 2007) (waters of the United States)  Text

Geertson Seed Farms v. Johanns, No. C 06-01075 CRB, 2007 WL 518624 (N.D. Cal. 2007) (GMO crop as “significant environmental impact” under the ESA)   Text

Envtl. Prot. Info. Ctr. v. Pac. Lumber Co., 469 F.Supp.2d 803 (N.D. Cal. 2007) (discharge, point source, navigable waters)   Text

Or. Natural Desert Ass’n v. U.S. Forest Serv., No. 07-634-AS, 2007 WL 140657 (D. Or. Jan. 10, 2007) (grazing runoff is not a point source)  Text

Physicians Comm. for Responsible Medicine v. EPA, No. C 05-04093 CRB, 2006 WL 3000657 (N.D. Cal. 2006)(challenge to EPA program)   Text

Chem. Producers & Distrib. Ass’n v. Helliker, 463 F.3d 871 (9th Cir. 2006) (pesticide registration)   Text

Wash. Toxics Coal. v. U.S. Dep’t of Interior, 457 F.Supp. 2d 1158 (W.D. Wash. 2006) (challenge to FWS and NMFS regulations)   Text

Geertson Farms, Inc. v. Johanns, 439 F. Supp. 2d 1012 (N.D. Cal. 2006) (ESA claim re: pesticide used on GMO hay)   Text

Forest Guardians v. Johanns, 450 F.3d 455 (9th Cir. 2006) (agency did not re-initiate consultations under ESA to grazing allotments)  Text

W. Watersheds Project v. U.S. Forest Serv., No. CV-05-189-E-BLW, 2006 WL 1697181 (D. Idaho June 12, 2006) (permanent injunction to prevent further grazing on allotments till supplemental EIS done)

Ass’n of Irritated Residents v. Fred Schakel Dairy, 2005 WL 3299508 (E.D.Cal. 2005) (administrative procedures)   Text

Baccarat Fremont Developers, LLC v. U.S. Army Corps Eng’rs, 425 F.3d 1150 (9th Cir. 2005) (jurisdiction over wetlands)   Text

City of Livingston v. Dow Chem. Co., No. C 05-03262 JSW, 2005 WL 2463916 (N.D. Cal. 2005) (removal to federal court on water contamination claim)

City of Oceanside v. Dow Chem. Co., No. C 05-02482 JSW, 2005 WL 2463917 (N.D. Cal. 2005) (removal to federal court on water contamination claim)

Montara Water & Sanitary Dist., No. C 05-02480 JSW, 2005 WL 2463918 (N.D. Cal. 2005) (removal to federal court on water contamination claim)

City of Alhambra v. Dow Chem. Co., No. C 05-02595 JSW, 2005 WL 2463952 (N.D. Cal. 2005) (removal to federal court on water contamination claim)

Ctr. for Biological Diversity v. Leavitt, No. C 02-01580JSW, 2005 WL 2277030 (N.D. Cal. 2005) (ESA citizen suit)

Fairhurst v. Hagener, 422 F.3d 1146 (9th Cir. 2005) (application of pesticide)   Text

Adams v. United States, 420 F.3d 1049 (9th Cir. 2005) (herbicide drift)   Text

W. Watersheds Project v. Bennett, 392 F.Supp.2d 1217 (D. Idaho 2005) (violations of NEPA in issuing grazing permits)  Text

Washington Toxics Coalition v. Environmental Protection Agency, 413 F.3d 1024 (9th Cir. 2005). (EIS regarding pesticides)   Text

Forest Guardians v. Veneman, 392 F.Supp.2d 1082 (D. Ariz. 2005) (challenging biological opinion under the ESA)  Text

Ctr. for Food Safety v. Veneman, 364 F.Supp.2d 1202 (D.Hawai’I 2005) (GMO effect under ESA)   Text

United States v. Adam Bros. Farming, Inc., No. CV-00-7409 CAS (RNBx), 2005 WL 5957827 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 25, 2005) (control of discharges in waters of the U.S.)

Davidson v. Arch Chem. Specialty Prod., Inc., 347 F.Supp. 2d 938 (D.Or. 2004) (FIFRA preemption)   Text

Wash. Toxics Coal. v. EPA, 357 F.Supp. 2d 1266 (W.D. Wash. 2004) (challenge to EPA committee)   Text

United States v. Adam Bros. Farming, Inc., 369 F.Supp.2d 1180 (C.D. Cal. 2004) (jurisdiction of the CWA)   Text

Chem. Producers & Distrib. Ass’n v. Helliker, No. CV 02-9781 AHM, 2004 WL 1490376 (C.D. Cal. 2004) (FIFRA preemption)   Text

Vanderzanden Farms, L.L.C. v. Dow Agrosciences, L.L.C., 323 F.Supp. 2d 1075 (D. Or. 2004) (FIFRA preemption)   Text

Chem. Producers & Distrib. Ass’n v. Helliker, 319 F.Supp. 2d 1116 (C.D. Cal. 2004)(FIFRA preemption)   Text

United States v. Phillips, 367 F.3d 846 (9th Cir. 2004) (navigability of waters)   Text

Or. Natural Desert Ass’n v. U.S. Forest Serv., 312 F.Supp.2d 1337 (D. Or. 2004) (duty to manage livestock grazing within wild and scenic river corridors with forest plan standards)  Text

United States v. Adam Bros. Farming, Inc., 369 F.Supp.2d 1166 (C.D. Cal. 2003) (jurisdiction of the CWA)  Text

Forest Guardians v. Veneman, 305 F.Supp.2d 1118 (D. Ariz. 2003) (10-year grazing permits should not have been based on three-year environmental impact studies)  Text

Envtl. Def. Ctr., Inc. v. U.S. EPA, 344 F.3d 832 (9th Cir. 2003), cert. denied, 541 U.S. 1085 (2004) (review of discharge regulations)   Text

Friends of Wild Swan v. U.S. EPA, 74 F. App’x 718 (9th Cir. 2003) (review of state’s TMDLs for water quality limited segments)

Akee v. Dow Chem. Co., 272 F.Supp. 2d 1112 (D.Haw. 2003) (FIFRA preemption)   Text

City of Arcadia v. U.S. EPA, 265 F.Supp.2d 1142 (N.D. Cal. 2003) (approval of state-submitted TMDLs)   Text

N. Plains Res. Council v. Fid. Exploration & Dev. Co., 325 F.3d 1155 (9th Cir. 2003) (invalidating state created CWA permit exemption)   Text

Nw. Envtl. Advocates v. U.S. EPA, 268 F.Supp.2d 1255 (D. Or. 2003) (review of water quality standards and antidegradation plan)  Text

Center for Biological Diversity v. Norton, 240 F.Supp.2d 1090 (D. Ariz. 2003) (adequacy of critical habitat designation)  Text

Hiebenthal v. Meduri Farms, No. 02-664-AS, 2002 WL 31971590 (D. Or. 2002) (CWA)   Text

League of Wilderness Defenders/Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project v. Forsgren, 309 F.3d 1181 (9th Cir. 2002) (citizen suit under NEPA and CWA)  Text

Hiebenthal v. Meduri Farms, 242 F. Supp. 2d 885 (D. Or. 2002) (jurisdiction)   Text

Idaho Watersheds Project v. Hahn, 307 F.3d 815 (9th Cir. 2002) (injunction requiring grazing permits to conform with NEPA)  Text

Cmty. Ass’n for Restoration of Environ. v. Henry Bosma, 305 F.3d 943 (9th Cir. 2002) (CWA, dairy)   Text

United States v. New Portland Meadows, Inc., Civil No. 00-507-AS, 2002 WL 31180956 (D.Or. 2002) (discharge of pollutants from horse racetrack facility)

Ass’n to Protect Hammersley, Eld, & Totten Inlets v. Taylor Res., Inc., 299 F.3d 1007 (9th Cir. 2002) (CWA challenge against shellfish producer)   Text

San Francisco BayKeeper v. Whitman, 297 F.3d 877 (9th Cir. 2002) (review of state submitted TMDLs)   Text

Wash. Toxics Coal. v. EPA, No. C01-132C, 2002 WL 34213031 (W.D. Wash. 2002) (ESA)

Pronsolino v. Nastri, 291 F.3d 1123 (9th Cir. 2002), cert. denied, 539 U.S. 926 (2003) (TMDL authority)  Text

Cal. Sportfishing Prot. Alliance v. Diablo Grande, Inc., 209 F.Supp.2d 1059 (E.D. Cal. 2002) (standing, navigable water, discharge)   Text

Borden Ranch P’ship v. U.S. Army Corps of Eng’rs, 261 F.3d 810 (9th Cir. 2001), aff’d by an equally divided court, 537 U.S. 99 (2002) (normal farming exemption to § 404, recapture provision)  Text

Nathan Kimmel, Inc. v. DowElanco, 275 F.3d 1199 (9th Cir. 2002)(FIFRA preemption)  Text


 

TENTH CIRCUIT

United States v. Questar Gas Mgmt., No. 2:09CV167DAK, 2010 WL 3952016 (D. Utah Oct. 8, 2010) (right to intervene in a Clean Air Act action commenced by the United States)  Text

Oklahoma ex rel. Edmondson v. Tyson Foods, 619 F.3d 1223 (10th Cir. 2010) (denial of intervention by Indian tribe into CERCLA action for poultry waste disposal)  Text

Wyoming State Snowmobile Ass’n v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serv., No. 09-cv-00095, 2010 WL 3743933 (D. Wyo. Sept. 10, 2010) (challenge to revised designation of critical habitat for Canada lynx)

Forest Guardians v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv., 611 F.3d 692 (10th Cir. 2010) (Endangered Species Act)  Text

WildEarth Guardians v. Nat’l Park Serv., 604 F.3d 1192 (10th Cir. 2010) (challenge to proposal to reduce elk populations)  Text

San Juan Citizens Alliance v. Stiles, No. 08-cv-00144-RPM, 2010 WL 1780816 (D. Colo. May 03, 2010) (NEPA challenge)  Text

Ctr. For Native Ecosystems v. Salazar, — F.Supp.2d —-, 2010 WL 1961740 (D. Colo. 2010) (de-listing of an endangered species)  Text

Colorado Wild v. Vilsack, — F.Supp.2d —-, 2010 WL 1257988 (D. Colo. 2010) (NEPA action against proposed sale of timber in a nation forest)  Text

Rio Grande Silvery Minnow v. Bureau of Reclamation, 601 F.3d 1096 (Tenth Circuit 2010) (challenge under the Endangered Species Act)  Text

Oklahoma v. Tyson Foods, Inc., No. 05-CV-0329-GKF-PJC, 2010 WL 653032 (N.D. Okla. Feb. 17, 2010) (poultry litter litigation; litter not a nuisance per se)

Oklahoma v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 262 F.R.D. 617 (N.D. Okla. 2009) (poultry waste litigation; claim Cargill withheld evidence)  Text

WildEarth Guardians v. Salazar, No. CV-09-00574-PHX-FJM, 2009 WL 4270039 (D. Ariz. Nov. 25, 2009) (listing of prairie dogs under ESA)  Text

Wildearth Guardians v. U.S. Forest Serv., 668 F.Supp.2d 1314 (D.N.M. 2009) (violations of NEPA; opening federal lands to grazing)  Text

Oklahoma v. Tyson Foods, Inc., No. 05-CV-329-GKF-PJC, 2009 WL 2252129 (N.D. Okla. July 24, 2009) (motion to strike certain expert witnesses in poultry litter litigation)  Text

Oklahoma v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 258 F.R.D 472, (N.D. Okla. 2009) (dismissal of damages in claims of watershed contamination)  Text

Greater Yellowstone Coal. v. Tidwell, 572 F.3d 1115 (10th Cir. 2009) (environmental analysis not required for elk program)  Text

Attorney Gen. of Okla. v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 565 F.3d 769 (10th Cir. 2009) (upholding denial of injunction to stop application of poultry waste in watershed)  Text

W. Org. of Res. Councils v. Bureau of Land Mgmt., 591 F.Supp.2d 1206 (D. Wyo. 2008) (BLM properly followed NEPA)  Text

Chihuahuan Grasslands Alliance v. Kempthorne, No. 07-2183, 2008 WL 4542310 (10th Cir. 2008) (violations of NEPA in leasing federal lands)  Text

Edmondson v. Tyson Foods, Inc., No. 05-CV-329-GKF-SAJ, 2008 WL 4453098 (N.D. Okla. Sept. 29, 2008) (denial of injunction to stop application of poultry litter)  Text

Ctr. For Native Ecosystems v. Cables, 509 F.3d 1310 (10th Cir. 2007) (livestock grazing violations under ESA, CWA)  Text

Oklahoma ex rel Edmondson v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 05-CV-329-GKF-SAJ, 2007 WL 4027646 (N.D. Okla. 2007). (poultry waste in Illinois River watershed; discovery order)

Kersenbrock v. Stoneman Cattle Co., LLC, 2007 WL 2219288 (D.Kan. 2007) (citizen suit under the CWA)  Text

Karr v. Hefner, 475 F.3d 1192 (10th Cir. 2007) (diligent prosecution by EPA, adequacy of notice letter)  Text

Or. Nat’l Res. Council v. Hallock, Civil No. 02-1650-CO, 2006 WL 1142223 (D.Or. 2006)(ESA, NPDES permit)

U.S. v. Hubenka, 438 F.3d 1026 (10th Cir. 2006) (tributary rule, dredge and fill by irrigation district)  Text

Defenders of Wildlife v. U.S. EPA, 415 F.3d 1121 (10th Cir. 2005) (review of state water quality standards)   Text

Pound v. Airosol Co., 368 F.Supp. 2d 1161 (D.Kan. 2005) (CAA, citizen suit)  Text

Sierra Club v. Seaboard Farms Inc., 387 F.3d 1167 (10th Cir. 2004) (definition of “facility” under CERCLA)   Text

Pound v. Airosol Co., 316 F.Supp. 2d 1079 (D. Kan. 2004) (CAA, citizen suit)  Text

Rio Grande Silvery Minnow v. Keys, 333 F.3d 1109 (10th Cir. 2003) (consequences of species designation)(vacated on procedural grounds by Rio Grande Silvery Minnow v. Keys, 355 F.3d 1215 (10th Cir. 2004))  Text

Swartz v. Beach, 229 F. Supp. 2d 1239 (D. Wyo. 2002) (CWA violations, takings issues)  Text

Middle Rio Grande Conservancy Dist. v. Norton, 294 F.3d 1220 (10th Cir. 2002) (challenge to species designation under ESA) (upholding Middle Rio Grande Conservancy Dist. v. Babbitt, 206 F.Supp.2d 1156 (D. N.M. 2000))  Text

Anderson v. Dow Agrosciences, L.L.C., 262 F.Supp.2d 1280 (W.D. Okla. 2003) (FIFRA preemption)   Text

Sierra Club v. Seaboard Farms, Inc., 2002 WL 32443305 (W.D. Okla. 2002) (CERCLA)

New Mexico Cattle Growers Ass’n v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 248 F.3d 1277 (10th Cir. 2001) (challenge to critical habitat designation)   Text

Middle Rio Grande Conservancy Dist. v. Babbitt, 206 F.Supp.2d 1156 (D. N.M 2000)(challenge to species designation under ESA)  Text

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation v. Babbitt, 199 F.3d 1224 (10th Cir. 2000) (wolf reintroduction)   Text


 

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT

Gates v. W.R. Grace & Co., No. 8:08-cv-2560-T-27TBM, 2009 WL 1455316 (M.D. Fla. May 21, 2009) (liability for contamination to neighbor’s land by fertilizer plant)  Text

Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Fla. v. United States, 566 F.3d 1257 (11th Cir. 2009) (challenging biological opinion done under the ESA)  Text

Griffin Indus., Inc. v. Irvin, 496 F.3d 1189 (11th Cir. 2007) (civil rights suit; requiring two competitors to follow different regulations)   Text

Sierra Club, Inc. v. Leavitt, 488 F.3d 904 (11th Cir. 2007) (state’s impaired waters list)   Text

Bayer CropScience, LP v. Booth, No. Civ.A. 7:04-CV-92, 2005 WL 2138759 (M.D. Ga. 2005) (FIFRA preemption)

Booth v. Bd. of Regents, No. Civ.A. 7:05-CV-34, 2005 WL 2099246 (M.D. Ga. 2005) (FIFRA preemption)

Sierra Club v. U.S. EPA, 377 F.Supp.2d 1205 (N.D. Fla. 2005) (EPA’s review of state’s NPDES authorization)  Text

Fla. Pub. Interest Research Group Citizen Lobby, Inc. v. EPA, 386 F.3d 1070 (11th Cir. 2004) (review of state’s impaired waters list)  Text

Oken v. Monsanto Co., 371 F.3d 1312 (11th Cir. 2004) (FIFRA preemption)   Text

Sierra Club v. Hankinson, 351 F.3d 1358 (11th Cir. 2003) (awarding attorney’s fees for citizen suit)  Text

Oken v. Monsanto Co., 218 F.Supp. 2d 1361 (S.D. Fla. 2002) (FIFRA preemption)  Text

Fishermen Against Destruction v. Closter Farms, 300 F.3d 1294 (11th Cir.2002) (CWA)   Text

Sierra Club v. Meiburg, 296 F.3d 1021 (11th Cir. 2002) (TMDL standards, abuse of court’s discretion)  Text


 

D.C. CIRCUIT

Reed v. Salazr, No. 08-2117 (CKK), 09-640 (CKK), 2010 WL 3853218 (D. D.C. Sept. 28, 2010) (order to set aside annual funding agreement for operation of bison range between Fish and Wildlife Service and Indian tribe)  Text

Cloud Found. v. Salazar, No. 1:09-CV-1651, 2010 WL 3338546 (D. D.C. 2010) (challenge to federal removal of wild horses from horse range)  Text

Sierra Club v. Van Antwerp, No. 07-1756(RCL), 2010 WL 3292182 (D. D.C. Aug. 20, 2010) (successful challenge against decision to allow filling of wetlands for shopping mall development)  Text

Nat’l Ass’n of Home Builders v. E.P.A., No. 09-0548, 2010 WL 3245302 (D. D.C. Aug. 18, 2010) (EPA’s designation of two Arizona rivers as “traditional navigable waters” under the Clean Water Act)  Text

Cape Hatteras Access Preservation Alliance v. U.S. Dep’t of Interior, No. 09-0236, 2010 WL 3238848 (D. D.C. Aug. 17, 2010) (federal government’s revised critical habitat designations for piping plover)  Text

Howmet Corp. v. E.P.A., 614 F.3d 544 (D.C. Cir. 2010) (manufacturer violated Resource Conservation and Recovery Act)  Text

New Hope Power Co. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, — F.Supp.2d —-, 2010 WL 2838538 (D. D.C. 2010) (prior converted croplands; renewable energy; jurisdiction on CWA)  Text

In Defense of Animals v. Salazar, — F.Supp.2d —-, 2010 WL 2076921 (D. D.C. 2010) (challenge under NEPA and the Wild Horse Act)  Text

Defenders of Wildlife v. Salazar, — F.Supp.2d —, 2010 WL 1140719 (D.D.C. 2010) (no NEPA violations in elk feeding rules)  Text

Am. Soc’y for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v. Feld Entertainment, Inc., — F.Supp.2d —, 2009 WL 5159752 (D.D.C. 2009) (standing; Endangered Species Act)  Text

Friends of Animals v. Salazar, 670 F.Supp.2d 7 (D.D.C. 2009) (listing of animals as threatened or endangered under the ESA)  Text

Natural Res. Def. Council v. EPA, 571 F.3d 1245 (D.C. Cir. 2009) (challenging change rules for NAAQS for ozone to eight hour standard)  Text

Catawba County v. EPA, 571 F.3d 20 (D.C. Cir. 2009) (no violations in promulgation of NAAQS for fine particulate matter)  Text

Friends of Animals v. Salazar, 572 F.3d 1115 (D.D.C. 2009) (standing under ESA; allowing for the breeding and hunting of endangered elk by private ranches)  Text

Am. Farm Bureau Fed’n v. Envtl. Prot. Agency, 559 F.3d 512 (D.C. Cir. 2009) (review of NAAQS standards)  Text

County of San Miguel v. Kempthorne, 587 F.Supp.2d 64 (D.D.C. 2008) (listing of Gunnison sage-grouse on Endangered Species List)  Text

Otay Mesa Prop. L.P. v. U.S. Dep’t of Interior, 584 F.Supp.2d 122 (D.D.C. 2008) (critical habitat designation)  Text

Weaver’s Cove Energy, LLC v. R.I. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt., 524 F.3d 1330 (D.C. Cir. 2008) (lack of standing to challenge dredge and fill inaction by state)  Text

Ass’n of Irritated Residents v. E.P.A., 494 F.3d 1027 (D.C. Cir. 2007) (review of EPA enforcement action)   Text

Hawai”i Orchid Growers Ass’n v. Johanns, 249 Fed. Appx. 204 (D.C. Cir. 2007) (Imports threatening endangered species)

Physicians Comm. for Responsible Medicine v. EPA, 451 F.Supp. 2d 223 (D.D.C. 2006) (EPA rulemaking)   Text

Friends of Earth, Inc. v. EPA, 446 F.3d 140 (D.C. Cir. 2006) (review of EPA approved TMDLs)   Text 

Natural Res. Def. Council v. Johnson, 422 F.Supp. 2d 105 (D.D.C. 2006) (EPA pesticide registration)  Text

Beyond Pesticides v. Johnson, 407 F.Supp. 2d 38 (D.D.C. 2005) (EPA pesticide reregistration)   Text

Gem County Mosquito Abatement Dist. v. EPA, 398 F.Supp. 2d 1 (D.D.C. 2005) (county gov. NPDES permit)   Text

Bravos v. Green, 306 F.Supp.2d 48 (D.D.C. 2004) (review of state implementation TMDL plan)   Text

Beyond Pesticides v. Whitman, 360 F.Supp. 2d 69 (D.D.C. 2004) (EPA registration)   Text

Beyond Pesticides v. Whtiman, 294 F.Supp. 2d 1 (D.D.C. 2003) (EPA registration)  Text

CropLife Am. v. EPA, 329 F.3d 876 (D.C. Cir. 2003) (EPA rulemaking)  Text

Friends of Earth v. U.S. EPA, 333 F.3d 184 (D.C. Cir. 2003) (lack of subject matter jurisdiction to review TMDL)   Text

San Juan Audubon Soc’y v. Wildlife Serv., 257 F.Supp. 2d 133 (D.D.C. 2003) (citizen suit standing)   Text

Nw. Coal. for Alternatives to Pesticides v. EPA, 254 F.Supp. 2d 125 (D.D.C. 2003) (EPA and FOIA)  Text

Greater Yellowstone Coalition v. Bosworth, 209 F.Supp.2d 156 (D.D.C. 2002) (failure to comply with NEPA when renewing grazing permits)  Text

Am. Crop Protection Ass’n v. EPA, 182 F.Supp. 2d 89 (D.D.C. 2002) (non-testifying experts’ opinions)   Text

Cheminova A/S v. Griffin L.L.C., 182 F.Supp. 2d 68 (D.D.C. 2002) (FIFRA registration)   Text


 

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

Blue Lake Forest Prods., Inc. v. United States, 86 Fed. Cl. 366 (Fed. Cl. 2009) (breach of timber sales contract because of environmental regulations)

Brace v. United States, 72 Fed. Cl. 337 (Fed. Cl. 2006), aff’d, 250 F. App’x 359 (Fed. Cir. 2007), cert. denied, 128 S. Ct. 1658 (2008) (CWA restoration plan was not a taking)

Klamath Irrigation Dist. v. United States, 67 Fed. Cl. 504 (Fed. Cl. 2005) (consequences of species designation)

Hansen v. United States, 65 Fed. Cl. 76 (Fed. Cl. 2005) (groundwater contamination)

Brace v. United States, 51 Fed. Cl. 649 (Fed. Cl. 2002) (“navigable waters”, takings)

Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage Dist. v. United States, 49 Fed. Cl. 313 (Fed. Cl. 2001) (consequences of species designation)


 

INTERNATIONAL COURTS

Hoffman v. Monsanto Canada, Inc., 7 W.W.R. 665 (2005) (GMO effect on endangered or threatened species)


 

ALABAMA

Ala. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Ala. Rivers Alliance, Inc., 14 So.3d 853 (Ala. Civ. App. 2007) (reversing approval of NPDES permit that would lead to violation of water quality standards)   Text

Ala. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Legal Envtl. Assistance Found., Inc., 922 So.2d 101 (Ala. Civ. App. 2005) (review of water quality antidegradation regulations)   Text

Ex parte Legal Envtl. Assistance Found., Inc., 832 So.2d 61 (Ala. 2002) (review of antidegradation policy)  Text


 

ARIZONA

Dillon v. Zeneca Corp., 42 P.3d 598 (Ariz. 2002) (FIFRA preemption)  Text


 

ARKANSAS

Harry Stephens Farms, Inc. v. Wormald Americas, Inc., Nos. 2:06CV00166 JMM, 2:07CV00278, 2007 WL 3217525 (E.D. Ark. Oct. 24, 2007) (farmland contamination suit time barred)

McCorkle Farms, Inc. v. Thompson, 84 S.W.3d 884 (Ark. 2002) (pesticide drift)  Text


 

CALIFORNIA

Sonoma County Water Coalition v. Sonoma County Water Agency, 116 Cal.Rptr.3d 616 (Cal. Ct. App. 2010) (challenge to adequacy of county water agency’s urban water management plan rejected)  Text

Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch v. California Dep’t of Forestry and Fire Protection, 114 Cal.Rptr.3d 351 (Cal. Ct. App. 2010) (challenge to state approval of timber harvesting plans)  Text

Madera Irrigation Dist. v. Madera City Bd. of Supervisors, No. F054218, 2009 WL 783022 (Cal. Ct. App. Mar. 26, 2009) (reversing decision to grant attorney’s fees for violation of state environmental review statutes)  Text

Ass’n of Irritated Residents v. San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control Dist., 85 Cal.Rptr.3d 590(Cal. Ct. App. 2008) (force district to adopt CAA standards for CAFOs)  Text

Californians for Alternatives to Toxics v. Cal. Dep’t of Pesticide Regulation, 39 Cal. Rptr. 3d 393 (Cal. Ct. App. 2006) (state pesticide regulation)  Text

Brazil v. Sara Lee Corp., No. D045925, 2006 WL 181597 (Cal. Ct. App. Jan. 26, 2006) (FIFRA preemption)

Californians for Alternatives to Toxics v. Dep’t of Food & Agric., 38 Cal. Rptr. 3d 638 (Cal. Ct. App. 2005) (state pesticide regulation)   Text

Cmtys. for a Better Env’t v. State of Water Res. Control Bd., 109 Cal.App.4th 1089 (Cal. Ct. App. 2003) (water quality-based effluent limitations did not need to be numeric standards)  Text


 

CONNECTICUT

Red 11, LLC v. Conservation Comm’n of Town of Fairfield, 980 A.2d 917 (Conn. App. Ct. 2009) (upholding order to prohibit agricultural activities impacting wetlands)   Text


 

FLORIDA

Curd v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, 993 So.2d 1078 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2008) (damages caused by pesticide leaking into fishing grounds)  Text

E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. v. Aquamar S.A., 881 So.2d 1 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2004) (FIFRA preemption)   Text

E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. v. Desarrollo Indus., 857 So.2d 925 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2003) (FIFRA preemption)   Text

Castillo v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., 854 So.2d 1264 (Fla. 2003) (pesticide drift)   Text


 

IDAHO

Idaho Conservation League, Inc. v. Idaho State Dept. of Agriculture, 146 P.3d 632 (Idaho 2006) (disclosure of Nutrient Management Plans)   Text

Asarco, Inc. v. State, 69 P.3d 139 (Idaho 2003) (invalidating state TMDLs)   Text


 

ILLINOIS

Rochester Buckhart Action Group v. Young, 887 N.E.2d 49 (Ill. App. Ct. 2008) (definition of “new facility” under state law)  Text

Valstad v. Cipriano, 828 N.E.2d 854 (Ill. Ct. App. 2005) (allowing state fees for NPDES permits)   Text

Kleiss v. Bozdech, 811 N.E.2d 330 (Ill. App. Ct. 2004) (crop damage action) (pesticide drift)   Text

Traube v. Freund, 775 N.E.2d 212 (Ill. App. Ct. 2002) (FIFRA preemption)   Text

Diehl v. Polo Coop. Ass’n, 766 N.E.2d 317 (Ill. App. Ct. 2002) (FIFRA preemption)   Text


 

INDIANA

Byrd v. E.B.B. Farms, 796 N.E.2d 747 (Ind. Ct. App. 2003) (pesticide drift)   Text


 

IOWA

Sierra Club v. Wayne Weber, L.L.C., 689 N.W.2d 696 (Iowa 2004) (nuisance action)   Text

Worth County Friends of Agric. v. Worth County, 688 N.W.2d 257 (Iowa, 2004) (home rule authority)   Text

Gacke v. Pork Xtra, L.L.C., 684 N.W.2d 168 (Iowa 2004) (validity of right to farm law)   Text


 

KANSAS

David v. Board of Com’rs of Norton County, 89 P.3d 893 (Kan. 2004) (county CAFO law challenged)  Text


 

LOUISIANA

Lake Bistineau Preservation Soc’y, Inc. v. Seales, 922 So.2d 768 (La. Ct. App. 2006)   Text

Roche v. Jefferson Davis Elec. Coop., 922 So.2d 759 (La. Ct. App. 2006)   Text

Wood v. Becnel, 840 So.2d 1225 (La. Ct. App. 2003)   Text


 

MASSACHUSETTS

Town of Barnstable v. Cape Wind Assoc., LLC, 27 Mass.L.Rptr. 111, 2010 WL 2436837 (Mass. Super. Ct. 2010) (challenge to a final environmental impact report concerning a wind farm)


 

MICHIGAN

Sierra Club Mackinac County v. Dep’t of Envtl. Quality, 766 N.W.2d 857 (Mich. 2009) (upholding reversal of declaratory judgment for state CAFO program)  Text

Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter v. Dep’t of Envtl. Quality, 747 N.W.2d 321 (Mich. Ct. App. 2008) (review of state general CAFO permit)   Text


 

MINNESOTA

In re Dairy Dozen-Theif River Falls, LLP, Nos. A09-936, A09-1406, 2010 WL 2161781 (Minn. Ct. App. June 01, 2010) (timeliness of appeal for feedlot permit)  Text

Wakefield Pork, Inc. v. Ram Mut. Ins. Co., 731 N.W.2d 154 (Minn. App. 2007) (odor within pollution exclusion)   Text

Berne Area Alliance for Quality Living v. Dodge County Bd. of Com’rs, 694 N.W.2d 577 (Minn.App. 2005) (Environmental Impact Statement)  Text

Anderson v. State, 693 N.W.2d 181 (Minn. 2005) (allowable state law claims)   Text

Anderson v. State, 674 N.W.2d 748 (Minn. Ct. App. 2004) (pesticide drift)   Text

Vasgaard v. Murray County Bd. of Com’rs, 2003 WL 21962493 (Minn. App. 2003) (challenge to denial of petition for Environmental Assessment Worksheet)

Wendinger v. Forst Farms, Inc., 662 N.W.2d 546 (Minn. App. 2003) (farming operation challenged)   Text

Hentges v. Minn. Bd. of Water & Soil Res., 638 N.W.2d 441 (Minn. Ct. App. 2002) (denial of wetlands exemption)   Text


 

MISSISSIPPI

Sierra Club v. Miss. Envtl. Quality Permit Bd., 943 So.2d 673 (Miss. 2006) (challenge to issuance of air pollution control permit)   Text


 

MISSOURI

Mo. Soybean Ass’n v. Mo. Clean Water Comm’n, 102 S.W.3d 10 (Mo. 2003) (no subject-matter jurisdiction to review state list of rivers to be protected under CWA)   Text


 

NEBRASKA

D B Feedyards, Inc. v. Envtl. Sci., Inc., 745 N.W.2d 593 (Neb. Ct. App. 2008) (breach of CWA consulting agreement)   ;Text

Premium Farms v. County of Holt, 640 N.W.2d 633, (Neb. 2002) (county regulatory authority)   Text


 

NEW JERSEY

In re Freshwater Wetlands Prot. Act Rules, 852 A.2d 167 (N.J. 2004) (allowing expansion of cranberry operations)  Text


 

NEW MEXICO

The Regents of Univ. of Cal. v. N.M. Water Quality Control Comm’n, 94 P.3d 788 (N.M. Ct. App. 2004) (water quality standards for waters used for fisheries)  Text


 

NEW YORK

Blue Lawn, Inc. v. County of Westchester, 293 A.D.2d 532 (N.Y. App. Div. 2002) (compliance with state environmental standards)   Text

Nature’s Trees, Inc. v. County of Suffolk, 293 A.D.2d 543 (N.Y. App. Div. 2002) (compliance with state environmental standards)   Text

Nature’s Trees, Inc. v. County of Nassau, 293 A.D.2d 544 (N.Y. App. Div. 2002) (compliance with state environmental standards)   Text

N.Y. State Lawncare Ass’n v. County of Albany, 292 A.D.2d 719 (N.Y. App. Div. 2002) (compliance with state environmental standards)   Text


 

NORTH CAROLINA

Dunn v. Cook, 693 S.E.2d 752 (N.C. Ct. App. 2010) (conservation easement)  Text


 

OREGON

Bridgeview Vineyards, Inc. v. State Land Bd., 154 P.3d 734 (Or. Ct. App. 2007), review denied, 174 P.3d 1016 (Or. 2007) (state dredge and fill permit exemptions)  Text

Hawes v. Oregon, 125 P.3d 778 (Or. Ct. App. 2005) (load limits for nonpoint source streams)   Text

Owen v. Div. of State Lands, 76 P.3d 158 (Or. Ct. App. 2003) (farm road maintenance exempted from permit requirements)   Text


 

SOUTH DAKOTA

In re Conditional Use Permit Denied to Meier, 645 N.W.2d 579 (S.D. 2002) (denial of farming permit)   Text


 

TEXAS

Barrera v. Hondo Creek Cattle Co., 132 S.W.3d 544 (Tex. App. 2004) (right to farm)   Text

Collins v. Tex. Natural Res. Conservation Comm’n, 94 S.W.3d 876 (Tex. App 2002) (permit to change waste management system challenged)  Text

Am. Cyanamid Co. v. Geye, 79 S.W.3d 21 (Tex. 2002) (FIFRA preemption)   Text

City of Waco v. Tex. Natural Res. Conservation Comm’n, 83 S.W.3d 169 (Tex. App. 2002) (regulation of CAFO permits)  Text


 

VIRGINIA

Crutchfield v. State Water Control Bd., 612 S.E.2d 249 (Va. Ct. App. 2005) (farmers challenging approval of NPDES permit)   Text


 

WASHINGTON

Cmty. Ass’n for Restoration of Env’t v. Dep’t of Ecology, 205 P.3d 950 (Wash. Ct. App. 2009) (state general discharge permit approval for animal operations)  Text

Mendoza v. State, 135 Wash. App. 1026 (Wash. Ct. App. 2006)   Text

Mauk v. South Columbia Basin Irrigation Dist., 116 Wash. App. 1076 (Wash. Ct. App. 2003)

Hickle v. Whitney Farms, Inc., 64 P.3d 1244 (Wash. 2003). (hazardous waste on farmland)   Text

Uselmann v. Clark County, 114 Wash. App. 1045, 2002 WL 31630855 (Wash. Ct. App. 2002) (upholding regulatory fee for storm water regulation)

Eriksen v. Mobay Corp., 41 P.3d 488 (Wash. Ct. App. 2002) (FIFRA preemption)   Text