Description: Lawsuit brought by company developing carbon sequestration project challenging local ordinance that attempted “to improperly place a 12-month moratorium on the construction and drilling of Class V well, as well as seismic surveying.”
Status: Findings and recommendations adopted in full and plaintiffs' motions for partial summary judgment granted. [ 10/19/2022 ]
Description: Lawsuit brought by out-of-state owners of Montana coal-fired power plant against other owners and Montana Attorney General challenging constitutionality of state laws that created barriers to closure of plant.
Status: Dismissal of case affirmed on alternative grounds. [ 07/21/2022 ]
Description: Lawsuit alleging that Washington State's management of public lands granted to the State violated the Washington Constitution's mandate that granted lands be "held in trust for all the people."
Status: Motion to intervene granted. [ 11/01/2022 ]
Description: Challenge to the denial of a permit that would allow Exxon to temporarily truck crude oil from Exxon’s Santa Ynez Unit, consisting of three offshore platforms and an onshore processing center.
Description: Youth plaintiffs' lawsuit alleging that the establishment, operation, and maintenance of Hawai‘i’s state transportation system violates the Hawai‘i Constitution’s public trust doctrine and right to a clean and healthful environment.
Description: Lawsuit alleging that California governor improperly directed the California Geologic Energy Management Division to implement bans or moratoriums on well stimulation treatments such as hydraulic fracturing and high pressure cyclic steam permits.
Status: Petition and complaint filed. [ 12/13/2019 ]
Description: Challenge to the California Coastal Commission's approval of only a portion of a seawall intended to protect the California Coastal Trail, a sewer line, 10 townhomes, and three apartments.
Status: Petition and complaint filed. [ 06/09/2021 ]
Description: Challenge to the California Coastal Commission's approval of an amendment to the City of Half Moon Bay's Local Coastal Plan/Program, which would prohibit long-term shoreline protective devices.
Description: Lawsuit brought by youth plaintiffs against State of Utah and State defendants claiming that the State's fossil fuel development policies violate the plaintiffs' substantive due process rights.
Status: Petition denied in part and granted in part and respondent directed to provide supplemental declaration and log information. [ 01/20/2022 ]
Description: Lawsuit asserting that the University of California failed to comply with the California Public Records Act in response to requests for law professors' correspondence with the Massachusetts attorney general's office and certain donors.
Status: Case remanded for further proceedings. [ 08/30/2022 ]
Description: Lawsuit challenging Maine law banning completion and operation of the New England Clean Energy Connection transmission line corridor, which would transport electricity from Canadian hydropower facilities into Maine and the New England electric grid.