Type: Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

2016-03-11 Hanford Site Nuclear Waste Clean-Up Solid & Hazardous Waste Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Oregon and Washington AGs filed multiple lawsuits against the Department of Energy (DOE) concerning the cleanup and processing of nuclear waste stored in Hanford, Washington.

Oregon, Washington
2015-01-07 Tennessee Dept. of Envt. & Conservation v. TVA Solid & Hazardous Waste, Water Pollution Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Tennessee attorney general filed lawsuit against TVA alleging that a power plant was contaminating water sources.

Tennessee
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
2013-08-13 In re Aiken County Energy, Solid & Hazardous Waste Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Washington and South Carolina AGs pursued mandamus action to force the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to proceed with the licensing process of Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste repository.

South Carolina, Washington
2013-02-25 Massachusetts v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Energy Administrative Proceeding, Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Massachusetts AG filed an administrative appeal filed by a lawsuit challenging the adequacy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s consideration of the environmental consequences of renewing the license for the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant.

Massachusetts
2013-01-13 NRDC v. Abraham Energy Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

States joined NRDC lawsuit challenging the DOE’s attempt to lower energy efficiency standards for certain appliances under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (ECPA).

California, Connecticut, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Vermont
2012-06-02 New York v. Jackson Air Pollution Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state lawsuit to force EPA to comply with Clean Air Act requirement to update and revise National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) every five years.

California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington
2010-11-23 Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Assessment, Water Pollution Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Delaware and New Jersey brought action pursuant to the APA to challenge a decision made by the US Army Corp of Engineers to proceed with a dredging project to deepen the main navigation channel of the Delaware River without obtaining requisite approval pursuant to the CWA, CAA, CZMA, and Delaware code.

Delaware, New Jersey
2009-02-24 American Farm Bureau Federation v. EPA Air Pollution Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state lawsuit challenging the adequacy of EPA’s 2006 revision to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) regulating soot pollution under the Clean Air Act.

Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
2009-02-08 New Jersey v. EPA Air Pollution Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state challenge to EPA decision to remove fossil fuel-fired power plants from list of sources regulated under CAA section 112 (hazardous air pollutants) and to establish new performance standards for mercury emissions from these plants under CAA section 111.

California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin
2007-04-02 Massachusetts v. EPA Climate Change Mitigation Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state challenge to EPA denial of petition to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles under Clean Air Act.

California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington
2006-03-17 New York v. EPA Air Pollution Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state challenge to 2002 EPA rule amending and expanding the routine maintenance, repair and replacement exceptions to the New Source Review program.

California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin
2005-12-06 New York v. Bodman Energy Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state lawsuit challenging the Department of Energy (DOE)’s failure to create energy efficiency standards for consumer appliances according to the timeline established by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (ECPA).

California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin
2005 New York v. EPA Air Pollution Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state challenge to 2002 EPA rule amending the New Source Review (NSR) program and narrowing the definition of “modification” to exclude certain sources from NSR requirements.

California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin
New York v. McCarthy Air Pollution Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state lawsuit challenging EPA failure to act on petition requesting that the agency regulate ozone pollution from sources in upwind states.

Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont