Lawsuits

4 days ago
The legal battles over the Trump Administration's handling of environmental regulations at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fired up again this week.
SFGate
October 23, 2017, 2pm PDT
No cause has yet been attributed to California's deadliest wildfires, but the connections to fallen power lines and exploding transformers, maintained by PG&E, have been exposed in a series of reports by the Bay Area News Group.
The Mercury News
October 23, 2017, 9am PDT
A coalition of environmentalists, civil rights activists, and other community interests teamed up to successfully oppose a Milwaukee highway widening proposal. In an interview, one of the leading lawyers discusses his work.
Streetsblog USA
October 7, 2017, 1pm PDT
The NAACP does not believe the Trump Administration intends to make an honest count of the country's minority populations when it comes time to perform the 2020 Census.
The Washington Post
October 5, 2017, 10am PDT
The proposed widening of I-94 in Milwaukee is a $1.1 billion chunk of a $6.4 billion road widening program in the region. The NAACP sued the project as a matter of environmental justice.
Wisconsin Gazette
October 2, 2017, 11am PDT
Corporations have rights in the United States, and an organization called Deep Green Resistance is going to federal court in Colorado to argue that rivers should too.
The New York Times
September 22, 2017, 2pm PDT
Two California cities are going after oil companies with a legal argument that recalls the legislation against big tobacco companies in the 1990s.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 20, 2017, 1pm PDT
An underreported bill in the current congressional session would create a waiting period for Americans with Disabilities Act claims.
NOS Magazine
September 11, 2017, 11am PDT
A one-woman crusade in San Jose, California has derailed transportation spending enabled by the voter approved funding package of Measure B.
The Mercury News
September 10, 2017, 11am PDT
Parking enforcement looks the other way when residents of South Philly park in the median of Broad Street. Not even a lawsuit can change that.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 28, 2017, 7am PDT
The world's skinniest skyscraper, under construction on Manhattan "Billionaire's Row," is over budget with 60 stories left to build.
The New York Post
July 23, 2017, 9am PDT
Faced with "mounting costs" due to the impacts of climate change, a collection of coastal communities in California have taken legal action against the fossil fuel industry.
Associated Press via KPCC
July 7, 2017, 11am PDT
Environmentalists and the fishing industry filed lawsuits just a few days after a massive plan to build tunnels to move water under the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta in California received a green light from the federal government.
The Mercury News
June 20, 2017, 5am PDT
"It is ridiculous that in New York City dancing is just as illegal as it was in the fictional movie Footloose," says Councilmember Rafael Espinal of New York City's cabaret law.
Crain's New York Business
June 5, 2017, 12pm PDT
A federal lawsuit alleges that the city of Atlanta is overstepping its bounds by threatening the removal of murals and other art located on private property.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 1, 2017, 5am PDT
The Public Information Act has not been sufficient in getting the Trump Administration to divulge information about its plans to build a wall between the United States and Mexico.
Center for Biological Diversity
April 21, 2017, 9am PDT
Plans for a wind energy facility have been vacated after environmentalists successfully challenged the environmental review for the project.
AP via The Oregonian
April 18, 2017, 12pm PDT
Closing today: one of the most popular hiking trails in the Hollywood Hills, another case of the antipathy between public access and private property.
KPCC
April 14, 2017, 12pm PDT
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), who represents an area covering about 300 miles of the border between Arizona and Mexico, would force the Trump Administration to complete an environmental review before completing its promised border wall project.
Al Día
April 5, 2017, 10am PDT
A district judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging local authority to approve an under-construction bus rapid transit project in Utah.
The Salt Lake Tribune