Topic: Natural Resources

2016-12-08 Washington v. Monsanto Natural Resources, Pesticides & Toxics Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Washington sued Monsanto for damages to the state’s natural resources and cleanup costs associated with pollution from PCBs.

2016-10-21 New Jersey v. Centennial Land & Development Corp. Natural Resources Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

New Jersey AG represented New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in action against developer, holding company for developer, and company’s owner seeking to enforce prior directives to effect repairs and maintenance as required by the Safe Dam Act.

New Jersey
2016-05-17 Criminal Investigation of the Refugio Oil Spill Natural Resources, Water Pollution Criminal Case

Indictment of Plains All American Pipeline on Criminal Charges Resulting from the Refugio Oil Spill

2016-04-26 Opposition to St. Clair River Pipelines Energy, Natural Resources Administrative Proceeding

Michigan AG submitted letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to deny the permit application for the St. Clair River oil pipelines.

2016-04-04 Settlement, Deepwater Horizon Lawsuit Natural Resources, Water Pollution Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Multi-state consent degree settling civil claims between gulf states and BP for civil penalties and damages to natural resources.

Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas
2015-09-03 Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force Energy, Natural Resources Other

Michigan AG convened the Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force to investigate the safety of the Straits pipelines.

2015-08-05 Tennessee v. Chevron Natural Resources Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Tennessee AG filed suit against Chevron alleging that the company illegally used taxpayer funds to pay for spill clean up costs.

2015-05-19 Kalamazoo River Oil Spill Energy, Natural Resources, Water Pollution Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Michigan AG pursued enforcement action against Enbridge Energy in response to their actions which caused over 1 million gallons of heavy crude oil to spill into the Kalamazoo River.

2014-07-14 Michigan v. USACE Natural Resources Lawsuit v. Other Public Entity, Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state lawsuit to compel the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to take action to prevent Asian carp from crossing from the Mississippi River Basin into the Great Lakes.

Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin
2014-04-01 Illinois Coal Mine Permitting Process Reforms Energy, Natural Resources Lawsuit v. Other Public Entity

Illinois AG sued and entered into settlement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) requiring DNR to improve transparency and public participation in the coal permitting process.

2010-12-15 California Resource Agency v. United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources, Wildlife Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

California sued the U.S. Forest Service for its plan to allow road development through certain wilderness areas in California, including habitats for endangered species. The parties reached a settlement in 2010.

2006-07-03 Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd. Natural Resources, Solid & Hazardous Waste, Water Pollution Amicus Brief, Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Washington State intervened and multiple states submitted Amicus Briefs in lawsuit filed by Native American tribe against Canadian smelting company for polluting the Columbia River and Lake Roosevelt.

Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington