Held v. Montana, decided by Montana state court Judge Kathy Seeley last August, is already widely recognized as a landmark case in environmental law. Much has been written about the ruling, which struck down a Montana provision that forbade state…
State legislation allowing communities exposed to toxic substances like PFAS to sue for the costs of medical testing before they develop symptoms may improve health outcomes and promote environmental care.
The Supreme Court has agreed to reconsider the Chevron doctrine this term. This article explores why overruling or limiting the doctrine may not have a watershed impact on environmental law.
Loaded Docket: A Preview of the Sweeping Constitutional Challenges Facing Government Regulatory Authority in the 2023-2024 Supreme Court TermOctober 26, 2023 by Cameron Bonnell Litigation
In recent years, the Supreme Court has taken steps to constrain government regulatory authority. The Court is gearing up to push even further in its current term, with potentially broad-reaching implications on the government’s authority to regulate the environment.
To prevent more devastating wildfires and take advantage of a recent surge in federal funding, utilities should invest in improving electrical infrastructure.
July 2023 was the hottest month on record. As extreme temperatures become the norm, many workers find themselves without adequate workplace protections. With heat-related deaths on the rise, more must be done to secure workers' safety in a warming world.
As American consumers focus more on how their consumption habits impact the environment, companies are seeking to capitalize by claiming their products are “green” even if these claims are dubious – a practice known as greenwashing. In this article, Charlie Dwight walks through the legal landscape of greenwashing and argues FTC and SEC enforcement would help crack down on the practice.
We're Falling into a Ring of Fire: Taking Stock of Wildfire Liability Regimes from Varying Perspectives in the United StatesMarch 31, 2021 by Drew Robertson Air Climate change Litigation Public Lands State and Local
By Alec Williams, Managing Editor
After a record-breaking wildfire season in 2020, lawsuits are likely to flood the dockets of federal and state courts across the United States. Wildfire liability determinations at either level can be complex, typically implicating many parties and exorbitant damage awards. However, in light of the projected impact of climate change on wildfire frequency and severity, such lawsuits may become increasingly commonplace.
By Lauren Griffith, Staff Contributor
By Sean Murphy, Staff Contributor
Imagine the polluters in a CERCLA Superfund suit sitting in a circle playing Duck Duck Goose. That’s right—this game isn’t just for kids. CERCLA, the Superfund statute lets polluters play a similar game of liability tag in contribution actions. But is CERCLA really all fun and games?