Lawsuits

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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
March 8, 2017, 6am PST
An already troubled proposal to widen the I-94 Freeway in Milwaukee has now encountered a legal setback.
Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
February 1, 2017, 11am PST
Flint residents are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for damages caused by exposure to lead in the city's drinking supply.
The Detroit News
January 22, 2017, 9am PST
A lawsuit marks the latest twist in an ongoing legal battle over what conservationists consider one of the most important waterfowl sanctuaries in the country.
The Oregonian
November 26, 2016, 1pm PST
The frontline of the ongoing battle between Airbnb and government regulators shifts from Albany to New York City.
The Wall Street Journal
November 20, 2016, 11am PST
A lawsuit in the state of Washington between environmentalists and BNSF Railway over the environmental impacts of coal trains has been settled out of court.
Crosscut
August 14, 2016, 11am PDT
The legal, and social, challenges to building more second units in Los Angeles.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
July 18, 2016, 9am PDT
A well organized opposition to a planned Bus Rapid Transit line in Albuquerque, New Mexico has stalled the beginning of construction on the new transit line with lawsuits.
Albuquerque Journal
April 11, 2016, 2pm PDT
A federal magistrate judge recently allowed a group of 21 youth plaintiffs to proceed with a lawsuit charging the federal government with neglecting their constitutional rights by failing to act on climate change.
Grist
April 11, 2016, 8am PDT
Orange County, California transportation officials want to widen the 405 to reduce travel times and ease predicted congestion. The cities of Seal Beach and Long Beach are concerned about how that will impact traffic on surface streets.
KPCC
January 25, 2016, 8am PST
Proof that words matter—especially in court—came when Chicago tried to redefine bike lanes as recreational facilities.
Bike Law
January 20, 2016, 12pm PST
On the fringes of the built environment in Southern California, comes a turn of events much more common in the urban core: the California Environmental Quality Act has been invoked to put the brakes on a general plan update.
The Desert Sun