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ELG wins a Writ of Administrative Mandate for client in Marin County

On September 19, 2016, Marin Superior Court Judge Paul M. Haakenson granted judgment in favor of ELG’s client, the Point San Pedro Road Coalition (“Coalition”), on its Petition for a Writ of Administrative Mandate (“Petition”).  (See deci… Read More

Ninth Circuit Court Holds that Clean Water Act does not Bar Citizen Suit where State had not Commenced an Action “to Require Compliance” with a NPDES Permit

By Michael Einhorn and Nancy Wilms In California Sportfishing Protection Alliance v. Chico Scrap Metal, Inc., Case No. 11-16959 (9th Cir. July 22, 2013), plaintiff California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (“Plaintiff”) alleged that defendants… Read More

The Impacts of Sequestration Cuts on EPA Programs

Sequestration budget cuts (“budget cuts”) went into effect on March 1, 2013.  These budget cuts required EPA to cut approximately $425 million from its $8.3 billion annual budget, or about 5%.  In a February 6, 2013 letter, Lisa Jackson, then-A… Read More

Oregon District Court holds that NEPA requires further analysis of cumulative impacts in use of herbicides for controlling invasive species under Forest Service management plan.

In League of Wilderness Defenders/Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project v. United States Forest Service, No. 3:10-CV-01397-SI (D. Ore. Jun. 29, 2012)[link to PDF available here], the District Court for the District of Oregon – Portland Division cons… Read More