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4 Environmental Rulings That Flew Under The Radar In 2017

Law360, New York (January 5, 2018, 8:05 PM EST) -- Federal and state court judges made several important environmental law rulings in 2017 that managed to avoid the spotlight, from a Ninth Circuit finding that climate change data was misused in a government analysis of how increased fishing could impact loggerhead turtles to a California Supreme Court ruling on groundwater extraction fees.

Here are four environmental rulings that flew under the radar in 2017.

Sea Turtles and Climate Change

In December, the Ninth Circuit ruled the National Marine Fisheries Service improperly had found that allowing more...
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Case Title

Turtle Is. Restoration Network, et al v. DOC, et al


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13-17123

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Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

2893 Environmental Matters

Date Filed

October 23, 2013


Case Title

Erik Lindsey Hughes, Petitioner v. United States


Case Number

17-155

Court

Supreme Court

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

August 1, 2017

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