In Wildearth Guardians, environmental organizations claimed that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) did not adequately address greenhouse gas emissions associated with coal leases. In its environmental analysis, the BLM had concluded that there was no appreciable difference between the United States’ total carbon dioxide emissions under the proposed leases and the alternative of not developing the leases (the ‘no action alternative’). The BLM concluded that opting not to issue these coal mine leases was unlikely to “result in a decrease of U.S.
Montana Environmental Information Center v. U.S. Office of Surface Mining, Civ. No. 15-106-M-DWM (D. Mont. 2017)
August 14, 2017
In Center for Biological Diversity v. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, governmental and nongovernmental entities challenged a rule issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which set fuel economy standards, by asserting that the EA did not adequately assess the cumulative impact of the proposed standards on GHG emissions. 508 F.3d 508 (9th Cir. 2007). The U.S.
Earthlife Africa Johannesburg v. Minister of Environmental Affairs and others, Case no. 65662/16 (2017)
Earthlife Africa Johannesburg sought judicial review of a decision by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) granting an environmental authorization for a coal-fired power plant and of decision by the Minister of Environmental Affairs not to withdraw the authorization as part of an appeal of the authorization.
Submission by the U.S. office of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) to the Philippine Commission on Human Rights regarding the on-going investigation into the potential human rights violations suffered by Filipinos who have been impacted by the changing climate and ocean acidification.