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  • November 30, 2021

    Michigan Focuses On State Court In Enbridge Pipeline Fight

    Michigan has decided to focus its fight against Enbridge's Line 5 crude oil pipeline on proceedings in state court, asking Tuesday to drop a related federal case over the state's revocation of an easement for an underwater segment of the line.

  • November 30, 2021

    EPA Floats Deal To End Enviros', Tribe's Suit Over River PCBs

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with two environmental groups and a Washington tribe to settle their decadelong Clean Water Act suit seeking to force the agency to regulate PCB contamination in the Spokane River, according to a notice to be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday.

  • November 30, 2021

    NY Village Asks High Court To Overturn Cayuga Bingo Ruling

    The village of Union Springs, New York, has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Second Circuit ruling that the village can't block the Cayuga Nation from offering electronic bingo, saying the appellate court misapplied both a 2005 high court decision and federal law.

  • November 30, 2021

    Climate Youths Say Justices' Ruling Bolsters Bid To Fix Suit

    Young climate activists seeking to save their case against the federal government after standing issues foiled them at the Ninth Circuit are pointing to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in two states' water rights dispute as proof they can amend their complaint.

  • November 30, 2021

    Green Groups Celebrate End Of Maui CWA Permit Case

    Environmentalists are cheering a Hawaii county's decision to surrender in a long-running legal battle over Clean Water Act permits for wastewater wells that resulted in an important new interpretation of the law at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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