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Montana Environmental Information Center v. Montana Department of Environmental Quality

In Montana Environmental, Bull Mountain Development Company proposed to build a coal-fired power plant near a Class I area, which included parks, wilderness areas, and an Indian reservation. Id. at 512. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the federal land manager (FLM), which is directly responsible for managing a Class I area, determined that the proposed coal-fired plant would adversely impact the visibility of a Class I area.

In the Matter of the Further Investigation into Environmental and Socioeconomic Costs (MN)

In the Matter of the Further Investigation into Environmental and Socioeconomic Costs Under Minnesota Statutes Section 216B.2422, Subdivision 3, OAH 80-2500-31888, MPUC E-999/CI-14-643, Minn. Office of Admin. Hearings.

 

[Note: This decision is only a recommendation that the MPUC is not obligated to follow.]

 

Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje

Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje [2015] SCC 42 (September 4, 2015)
Supreme Court of Canada   

Ecuadorian citizens who obtained a multi-billion dollar judgment against Chevron Corporation (Chevron) for extensive environmental pollution caused by oil operations in Ecuador brought an action to recognize and enforce the judgment in Canada.  Chevron sought to dismiss the case, claiming the Canadian court did not have jurisdiction. 

Del. Riverkeeper Network v. Fed. Energy Regulatory Comm'n

Del. Riverkeeper Network v. Fed. Energy Regulatory Comm'n, No. 13-1015 (D.C. Cir. 2014)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

A gas pipeline owner submitted four proposals to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to upgrade different portions of a pipeline that carries natural gas.  The upgrades collectively amounted to a complete overhaul of the pipeline system. 

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