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Judge Reverses Novel Decision Granting Industry Standing In NEPA Suit

A federal judge has reversed his earlier decision granting industry groups standing in their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) challenge to an administration decision to block new uranium mining on federal lands near the Grand Canyon, undermining a decision that industry lawyers hoped would ease their ability to challenge NEPA analyses.

Court Backs EPA Mine Veto Power, Rejects Bid To Impose 'New Data' Limit

A federal district court is backing EPA's Clean Water Act (CWA) authority to “veto” mining disposal sites already authorized in Army Corps of Engineers permits, and is rejecting the mining industry's argument that the agency can only veto such permits in situations where it finds “substantial new information” to support the decision.

9th Circuit Upholds California County's Novel Drug Take-Back Program

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has upheld a California county's novel collection program for unwanted medication -- seen as a model for other states -- after rejecting industry arguments that a requirement for pharmaceutical manufacturers to fund the program violates the Constitution's Commerce Clause.

EPA Targets Three Air Toxics For Research As CAAAC Weighs New Rules

Advocates Warn EPA Withdrawal Of CAFO Rule Sets Bad APA Precedent

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