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  • Environmental: Clean Air Act Does Not Preempt State Nuisance, Negligence Claims

    Monday, December 15, 2014

    Facts: Brown-Forman Corporation and Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. (together, Brown-Forman) operate whiskey distilleries in Kentucky. As part of the production process, the distilleries emit ethanol vapor into the atmosphere, which brings the emissions within the purview of the federal Clean Air Act. The distilleries' emissions did not exceed the [...] Read More



  • Ordinances: Farm Protection Law Can't Shield Independent Compost Operation

    Monday, December 15, 2014

    Facts: Dubois Livestock, Inc. (Dubois) owns and operates a composting business in the Town of Arundel, Maine. At its facility, Dubois composts fish waste, cow and horse manure, and cow and horse bedding. Dubois does not generate any of this material itself; it processes material brought to the facility from elsewhere in Maine. When Dubois started [...] Read More



  • Taking: NYC Railway Easement Broad Enough For Rails-To-Trails Conversion

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Facts: New York City's "Highline" recreational trail transformed elevated railroad rights-of-way into a trail and park. Consolidated Rail Group (Conrail) owned an easement to use the corridor, which it and its predecessors did until the mid-1970s. After removing the stations and tracks from the corridors in the early 1980s, Conrail sought to use the corridor for other things, such [...] Read More



  • Environmental/Ordinances: Washington Statute Preempts Ban On 'Class B' Biosolids

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Facts: The Washington State Legislature created a biosolids program in 1992. (Biosolids are essentially sewage sludge.) The program's purpose was to recycle sewage waste by treating it and using it as a "beneficial commodity." This beneficial commodity could be applied to land for agriculture, silviculture, and landscaping. Under the program, there are four classes of biosolids [...] Read More



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