31 ABA Journal Natural Resources articles.
Last month, the city of Seattle settled a “rights of nature” case pending in the Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court of Appeals that was filed on behalf of salmon harmed by dams on the Skagit River.
May 16, 2023 9:33 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider overruling a 1984 decision that established Chevron deference—the principle that federal courts should defer to reasonable federal agency views when Congress passes ambiguous laws.
May 1, 2023 11:51 AM CDT
A Houston lawyer has submitted an affidavit alleging that a West Virginia judge removed a gun from a holster under his robe and pointed it at attorneys defending an energy company.
Jul 18, 2022 11:50 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court's October 2021 term was one of the momentous in history. The only analogy I can think of is 1937 for its dramatic changes in constitutional law. This is the first full term with Justice Amy Coney Barrett on the high court, and we saw the enormous effects of having a 6-3 conservative majority.
Jul 7, 2022 8:46 AM CDT
Fossil hunters who own property along the Mazon River in Illinois can’t kayak past the homes of other riverfront property owners absent permission, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled last week.
Jun 22, 2022 10:10 AM CDT
More than half of the cases on the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket have yet to be decided. As of Friday, the court had 33 opinions remaining, which amounts to 53% of its argued cases this term.
Jun 3, 2022 9:37 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday left intact the Biden administration’s higher estimates of the social cost of greenhouse gases, which are used by federal agencies when drafting new regulations and making permitting decisions.
May 27, 2022 8:46 AM CDT
A federal appeals court ruled last week that the 2018 law removing most restrictions on hemp legalized the ingredient delta-8 THC, which has psychoactive and intoxicating effects similar to the marijuana ingredient delta-9 THC.
May 24, 2022 9:48 AM CDT
In a term likely filled with blockbuster cases, West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency
is an enigma: It could turn out to be unimportant and dismissed without a decision; it may be a major ruling on the scope of the EPA’s power; or it could be a huge decision about judicial review of agency decisions. The case, which was argued on Feb. 28, arose in an unusual procedural posture that may cause the court to dismiss it. But if the justices reach the merits, it could be a decision of great significance about environmental and administrative law.
Mar 3, 2022 12:08 PM CST
As interest in outdoor recreation has surged, more people are clashing with property owners over the right to be on the waterways. The conflict over the uses of—and even the definitions of—public and private space is a legal conundrum bedeviling locales across the country.
Feb 1, 2022 4:00 AM CST
environmental lawyer Steven Donziger was sentenced to six months in prison Friday for refusing to surrender his electronic devices and disobeying other court orders in a suit against him by the Chevron Corp.
Oct 4, 2021 11:16 AM CDT
Only three Vault Law 100 law firms received an A grade in a new report by Law Students for Climate Accountability, while three dozen received a failing grade of F.
Aug 19, 2021 11:56 AM CDT
In October, the Apache Corp., a Houston oil company, was unable to persuade the Texas Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a paralegal’s retaliation award of about $900,000 in damages and attorney fees.
Jul 26, 2021 10:39 AM CDT
A federal judge in Pensacola, Florida, has dismissed 238 cases filed for cleanup workers who blame their medical problems on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Jun 29, 2021 2:38 PM CDT
A closing brief filed on behalf of disbarred environmental lawyer
Steven Donziger contends that the criminal contempt case against him “has all the trappings of a deeply troubled and conflicted prosecution run by an oil company.”
Jun 11, 2021 11:43 AM CDT
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