Environmental Law

Legal History

Polluted town championed by Erin Brockovich is largely gone despite $333M settlement

Environmental Law

Laurence Tribe’s legal work for coal company has environmentalists fuming

Trials & Litigation

Appeals court ruling reviving $40M courthouse-renovation asbestos suit will go to state’s top court

ABA Midyear

Human rights should be a priority in oil, gas and mining industries, say speakers at ABA Midyear

The Modern Law Library

Author tells tangled tale of the $19B verdict against Chevron in ‘Law of the Jungle’ (podcast)

Privacy Law

Judge tosses ‘inventive’ suit seeking EPA phone records from NSA, threatens footnote limits

Legal Theory

Evaluate law by happiness impact, profs suggest; is 20 years in prison four times worse than five?

National Pulse

American Indians challenging eagle feather rules get a boost from Hobby Lobby ruling


1975-1984: Environmental law is born


No Fracking Way: Towns across the country are stopping the big energy industry

Supreme Court Report

The Sashimi Provision

Environmental Law

Report: Lax regulation puts employees and patrons of gun ranges at risk of lead poisoning

Cover Story

Too Many Lawyers? Not Here. In rural America, lawyers are few and far between

Administrative Law

Uproar over Forest Service plan to require media to get permits to take wilderness photos

Environmental Law

Citing climate change concerns, prosecutor drops criminal charges against coal protesters

Environmental Law

BP grossly negligent in Gulf oil spill, federal judge rules; company could face $18B in penalties

Government Law

Towns and cities can ban fracking in their borders, New York high court rules

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS partially limits EPA’s greenhouse gas authority; Scalia says EPA got most of what it wanted

Business of Law

Kelly Hart opens New Orleans office with 6-lawyer team from Gordon Arata

U.S. Supreme Court

Superfund law doesn’t pre-empt state outer limit for filing tort suit, SCOTUS says