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The Biggest Environmental Cases To Watch In 2018

Law360, New York (January 1, 2018, 3:04 PM EST) -- Courts across the U.S. are poised to issue important rulings in environmental cases in the coming year, including a closely watched high court battle over where challenges to a rule defining the federal government’s jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act belong, and lawsuits seeking to reverse President Donald Trump’s moves to shrink national monuments.

Here are the biggest environmental cases to watch in 2018.

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Case Title

Utility Solid Waste Activities, et al v. EPA


Case Number

15-1219

Court

Appellate - DC Circuit

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

July 15, 2015


Case Title

Conservation Law Foundation, Inc. v. Exxonmobil Corporation et al


Case Number

1:16-cv-11950

Court

Massachusetts

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

Judge

Mark L. Wolf

Date Filed

September 29, 2016


Case Title

League of Conservation Voters et al v. Trump et al


Case Number

3:17-cv-00101

Court

Alaska

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

Judge

Sharon L. Gleason

Date Filed

May 3, 2017


Case Title

County of San Mateo v. Chevron Corp. et al


Case Number

3:17-cv-04929

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Tort Product Liability

Judge

Vince Chhabria

Date Filed

August 24, 2017


Case Title

County of Marin v. Chevron Corp. et al


Case Number

3:17-cv-04935

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Tort Product Liability

Judge

Vince Chhabria

Date Filed

August 24, 2017


Case Title

Conservation Law Foundation, Inc. v. Shell Oil Products US et al


Case Number

1:17-cv-00396

Court

Rhode Island

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

Judge

William E. Smith

Date Filed

August 28, 2017


Case Title

City of Imperial Beach v. Chevron Corp. et al


Case Number

3:17-cv-04934

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Tort Product Liability

Judge

Vince Chhabria

Date Filed

August 24, 2017


Case Title

GRAND STAIRCASE ESCALANTE PARTNERS et al v. TRUMP et al


Case Number

1:17-cv-02591

Court

District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Tanya S. Chutkan

Date Filed

December 4, 2017


Case Title

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC. et al v. DONALD J. TRUMP et al


Case Number

1:17-cv-02606

Court

District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Tanya S. Chutkan

Date Filed

December 7, 2017

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