Type: Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

2016-12-19 Flint Water Crisis Investigation Environmental Justice, Water Pollution Criminal Case, Lawsuit v. Other Public Entity, Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Michigan AG launched investigation to determine criminal and civil liability for violations of state law that caused or contributed to the Flint Water Crisis.

Michigan
2016-10-27 Connecticut v. Hyundai Motor Co. Air Pollution, Climate Change Mitigation Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Multi-state settlement of consumer-protection claims against car manufacturers that overstated their vehicles’ fuel efficiency.

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin
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
2016-07-07 Settlement, California v. Volkswagen Air Pollution Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

California AG, working with the federal EPA, entered into two related settlements over Volkswagen’s use of defeat devices to evade emissions testing.

California
2016-06-28 Settlement with Volkswagen for Emissions Defeat Devices Air Pollution Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Settlement of consumer protection claims raised by a multi-state coalition of state attorneys general against Volkswagen for selling vehicles equipped with “defeat device” software intended to circumvent emissions standards and concealing this software from regulators and the public.

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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
2015-08-05 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.

Tennessee
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.

Michigan
2014-10-20 Detroit Waste Incineration Facility Air Pollution Abatement Air Pollution, Environmental Justice Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Michigan AG brought enforcement action against waste management companies to reduce foul odor emanating from the United States’ largest waste incineration facility.

Michigan
2011-06-20 American Electric Power v. Connecticut Climate Change Mitigation Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Federal common law nuisance claim against five major electric power companies for their contribution to climate change through greenhouse gas emissions.

California, Connecticut, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, NYC, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin
2007-02-15 New York v. American Electric Power Service Corp. Air Pollution Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Multi-state litigation under Clean Air Act alleging violations of New Source Review permitting process to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions in coal-fired power plants.

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