By Anna Rasmussen* In August of 2015, a group of 21 youths, currently aged 9–20, filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against President Barack Obama (now President Donald Trump) and agencies including the Department of Energy, the EPA, and the Department of Defense. The plaintiffs state that, “For over fifty years, the United […]Read More
By Andrea Sinele* In Juliana v. United States, a group of twenty-one children ages nine to twenty-one, along with Dr. James Hansen, sued the fossil fuel industry and Executive Branch, specifically the President, the Department of Transportation, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Plaintiffs allege that the offices have violated their fundamental right to a stable […]Read More
Water Rights and Rural Development in Washington: the Effect of the Recent Hirst Decision on Counties
By Oliva Cares* The recent Washington Supreme Court decision, Whatcom County v. W. Washington Growth Mgmt. Hr’gs Bd.(Hirst), appears to carry with it hefty implications for the future of water rights disputes in Washington State and for the obligations counties have under the Growth Management Act. This blog will provide a background on the decision, […]Read More
Catskill Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Inc. v. EPA: Will Relaxed or Proactive Permitting Govern America’s Water Transfers?
By Manas Kumar* The upcoming Second Circuit appeal for Catskill Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Inc. v. EPA (“Catskill III”) could determine the future of water pollution permits and how citizens will be able to ensure well-regulated waterways. After examining the controversy behind pollution permit waivers and the case in question and its procedural history, […]Read More
Jack Fitzhenry, Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law The case of U.S. v. Texas is an example of how administrative law has been used to channel the frustrated energies of two sides unable to accomplish what they want by more direct means. The Obama administration, unable to affect comprehensive immigration reform by legislative means, […]Read More