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1 Barroca v. Bureau of Prisons
1:18-cv-02740-JEB (D.D.C.)
Filed 11/26/2018 - Closed 2019
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Criminal Justice (Other)
Environmental Justice
CJ-DC-0005
Coding Complete
On November 26, 2018, a group of federal prisoners and advocacy groups filed this lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”) and its director, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs challenged the BOP’s March 3, 2018 decision to issue a Record of Decision in support of its proposed plan to build ... [view]
2 D.R. ex rel. Richardson v. Michigan Department of Education
2:16-cv-13694-AJT-APP (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 10/18/2016 - Case Ongoing
Genesee Intermediate School District
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
Environmental Justice
ED-MI-0007
Genesee County
Coding Complete
On October 18, 2016, families in Flint, Michigan filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The case was assigned to Judge Arthur J. Turnow. The plaintiffs sued the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Flint Community Schools (FCS), and the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) ... [view]
3 Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers
16-cv-1534 (D.D.C.)
Filed 07/27/2016 - Case Ongoing
United States
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Environmental Justice
EJ-DC-0001
Coding Complete
On July 27, 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The Tribe, represented by Earthjustice, sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to block the Corps’ actions related to the Dakota Access Pipeline (a 1,168-mile crude oil pipeline running from North Dakota to Illinois). The ... [view]
4 Mason v. Lockwood
5:16-cv-10663 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 02/18/2016 - Case Ongoing
Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, P.C.
Public Benefits / Government Services
Environmental Justice
PB-MI-0024
Oakland County
Coding Complete
On February 18, 2016, a group of Flint, Michigan residents filed this class action lawsuit in the Michigan Circuit Court for the County of Genesee. The plaintiffs sued Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, P.C. and a related corporate entity under state law. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiffs alleged that Lockwood, a company that helped Flint ... [view]
5 Mays v. Flint
5:16-cv-11519 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 2016 - Closed 2018
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Public Benefits / Government Services
Environmental Justice
PB-MI-0016
Coding Complete
This is a suit arising out of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Plaintiffs, who sought to represent a class of Flint water users, initially filed suit in Genesee County Court in Flint on January 19, 2016. They alleged tort claims of gross negligence, fraud, assault and battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress by state officials ... [view]
6 Juliana v. United States
6:15-cv-01517 (D. Or.)
Filed 08/12/2015 - Case Ongoing
United States of America
Environmental Justice
EJ-OR-0001
Coding Complete
On August 12, 2015, a group of young individuals (aged 8-19) in Oregon, represented by their guardians, filed a complaint against the United States and various government officials in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asserted harm from carbon dioxide pollution and climate ... [view]
7 Californians for Renewable Energy v. United States Environmental Protection Agency
4:15-cv-03292 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/15/2015 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Justice
EJ-CA-0001
Coding Complete
On July 15, 2015, five non-profit organizations concerned with environmental justice filed this lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Represented by Earthjustice, the plaintiffs sued under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). The plaintiffs ... [view]
8 City of Evanston v. Texaco
13-cv-2106 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 03/19/2013 - Closed
Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Environmental Justice
EJ-IL-0001
Coding Complete
On March 19, 2013, the City of Evanston filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The City sued Chevron U.S.A. Inc., E-Town Community Ventures, LLC, Texaco, Inc., the Chevron Corporation, and the Chevron Environmental Management Company under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and local ... [view]
9 North Carolina Environmental Justice Network v. Taylor
4:12-cv-154 (E.D.N.C.)
Filed 07/27/2012 - Closed 2018
Taylor Finishing Company
Environmental Justice
EJ-NC-0001
Coding Complete
On July 27, 2012, the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN), the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation, and the Waterkeeper Alliance filed this complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The plaintiffs alleged that the Taylor Finishing Company, a swine concentrated animal feeding operation, illegally ... [view]
10 Western Watersheds Project v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serv.
4:06-cv-00277 (D. Idaho)
Filed 07/14/2006 - Closed 2010
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Environmental Justice
EJ-ID-0001
Coding Complete
On July 14, 2006, Western Watersheds Project, an Idaho environmental non-profit organization, filed this lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. The plaintiff sought reversal of a January 2005 agency determination that a bird species known as the Greater Sage Grouse did not warrant ... [view]
11 Washington Park Lead Comm. v. EPA
2:98-cv-00421 (E.D. Va.)
Filed 1998 - Closed 2010
no defendants on record
Environmental Justice
EJ-VA-0001
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
12 Southwest Williamson County Community Ass’n v. Slater
3:97-0734 (M.D. Tenn.)
Filed 07/14/1997 - Closed 2001
Federal Highway Administration
Environmental Justice
EJ-TN-0001
Coding Complete
On July 14, 1997, Southwest Williamson County Community Association, Inc., a community organization, filed a complaint against federal and state officials to block the construction of 840–South which would traverse through the Middle Tennessee counties of Dickson, Williamson, and Rutherford. The complaint alleged that the federal and state ... [view]
13 Yankton Sioux Tribe v. EPA
4:96-cv-04268 (D.S.D.)
Filed 09/17/1996 - Closed 1998
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Justice
EJ-SD-0001
Coding Complete
On September 17, 1996, The Yankton Sioux Tribe petitioned the District Court of South Dakota for judicial review of a final decision of Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to grant the Southern Missouri Waste Management District’s (“District”) request to waive the composite liner requirement for a municipal solid waste landfill ... [view]
14 Duval Ranching Co. v. Glickman
CV-N-95-38-ECR (D. Nev.)
Filed 01/20/1995 - Closed 2000
United States Forest Service
United States Forest Service
Environmental Justice
EJ-NV-0001
Coding Complete
On January 20, 1995, plaintiffs, ranchers near Humboldt National Forest in Elko County, Nevada, filed this complaint in the District of Nevada against the United States, United States Forest Service, and individual federal officers. The complaint is unavailable, but according to the order granting summary judgment, the plaintiffs alleged ... [view]
15 Kalamazoo River Study Group v. Rockwell Int’l Corp.
1:95-CV-838 (W.D. Mich.)
Filed 1995 - Closed 2000
no defendants on record
Environmental Justice
EJ-MI-0001
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
16 Oyster Bay, Town of v. Occidental Chem. Corp.
94-CV-0694 (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 1994 - Closed 2000
no defendants on record
Environmental Justice
EJ-NY-0001
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
17 Redland Soccer Club, Inc. v. Department of the Army
1:CV-90-1072 (M.D. Pa.)
Filed 1990 - Closed 2000
no defendants on record
Environmental Justice
EJ-PA-0001
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
18 Ammons v. Dade City, Florida
Civ. A. No. 81-171 (M.D. Fla.)
Filed 1981 - Closed 2000
no defendants on record
Environmental Justice
EJ-FL-0002
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
19 Sequoyah v. Tennessee Valley Authority
Civ. No. 3-79-418 (E.D. Tenn)
Filed 1979 - Closed 2000
no defendants on record
Environmental Justice
EJ-TN-0002
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
20 Dowdell v. City of Apopka, Florida
78-47-Civ-Oc (M.D. Fla.)
Filed 1978 - Closed 2000
no defendants on record
Environmental Justice
EJ-FL-0001
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
21 Hawkins v. Town of Shaw, Mississippi
No. DC 6737-K (N.D. Miss.)
Filed 1969 - Closed 2000
no defendants on record
Environmental Justice
EJ-MS-0001
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
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