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List of environmental lawsuits that concern the well-being of an environmental asset, like water or air, or lawsuits with environmental relevance, in which a non-environmental entity was in a dispute that had relevance for a specific environmental asset. This list of environmental law cases spans several centuries and lawsuits all over the world. The most popular common subjects of eco lawsuits include water, wildlife, and land pollution, protection, and access rights. Environmental laws can be complicated as environmental assets can impact more than just the jurisdictions in which they lay. Water, oil, air, and forest and coastlands are frequently in dispute as private citizens, local communities, special interest groups, and the federal government debate how to treat them.
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Alaska Dept. of Environmental ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation v. EPA
2004 - Air: authority to overrule state decisions about technology, US
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Aldred's Case is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Aldred's Case
1610 - Aesthetics: smell from pig sty
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Amchem Products Inc. v. Britis... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Amchem Products Inc. v. British Columbia Worker's Compensation Board
1993 - Workplace: asbestos, Supreme Court of Canada
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American Elec. Power Co. v. Co... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
American Elec. Power Co. v. Connecticut
2011 - Climate: greenhouse gas emissions, US
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Anderson v. Cryovac is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Anderson v. Cryovac
Water: toxic contamination
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Baltimore Gas & Elec. Co. v. N... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
1983 - General environment: production and disposal of nuclear fuel, US
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Burmah Oil Co. v Lord Advocate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Burmah Oil Co. v Lord Advocate
1965 - Oil fields: destruction during World War II, Scotland
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Cardwell v. American Bridge Co... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Cardwell v. American Bridge Co.
1885 - Waterways: common highways, US
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Castlemaine Tooheys Ltd v Sout... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
1990 - Recycling: bottle deposit, Australia
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Chemical Waste Management, Inc... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Chemical Waste Management, Inc. v. Hunt
1992 - Cleanliness: interstate importation fee for disposal of hazardous waste, US
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Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natura... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
1984 - Air: emissions from new equipment and total emissions from plant, US
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Citizens to Preserve Overton P... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Citizens to Preserve Overton Park v. Volpe
1971 - Parkland: highway routing, US
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City of Philadelphia v. New Je... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
City of Philadelphia v. New Jersey
1978 - Cleanliness: interstate importation of waste, US
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Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeas... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council
2009 - Water: gold mine waste disposal in Lower Slate Lake, US
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Colorado River Water Conservat... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
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Commonwealth v Tasmania is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Commonwealth v Tasmania
1983 - Water: hydroelectric dam on Gordon River, Australia
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Department of Transportation v... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Department of Transportation v. Public Citizen
2004 - Air: pollution from international transport, US
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Dolan v. City of Tigard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Dolan v. City of Tigard
1994 - Land: paving a parking lot, and providing a greenway and a pedestrian and bicycle pathway, US
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Duke Power Co. v. Carolina Env... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Duke Power Co. v. Carolina Environmental Study Group
1978 - Workplace: nuclear accidents, US
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Edwards v. National Coal Board is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Edwards v. National Coal Board
1949 - Land: preventing accidental rock fall in coal mine
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Entergy v. Riverkeeper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Entergy v. Riverkeeper
2009 - Water: cooling water intakes for power plants, US
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Environment Agency v Clark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Environment Agency v Clark
Land: compliance with landfill licence terms
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Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker
2008 - Water and land: compensation for victims of oil spill, US
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Federal Power Commission v. Tu... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Federal Power Commission v. Tuscarora Indian Nation
1960 - Water: hydroelectric power from Niagara Falls, US
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Friends of the Earth, Inc. v. ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Environmental Lawsuits
Friends of the Earth, Inc. v. Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc.
2000 - Water: industrial pollution of North Tyger River, US