Judge Buries EPA Mountaintop Mining Guidance
July 31, 2012 — Law360
Win for the National Mining Association featured after federal judge says Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its authority; case also covered in the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Crowell & Moring Scores for Coal Industry in Suit Against EPA over Mountaintop Removal Mining
October 7, 2011 — AmLaw Litigation Daily; September 16, 2011 — Environment & Energy News
Crowell & Moring's representation of the National Mining Association was featured in Environment & Energy News and AmLaw Litigation Daily when the federal district court in Washington, D.C. ruled on behalf of the mining industry in a decision that said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unlawfully blocked more than 70 mountaintop removal projects.
According to the AmLaw Litigation Daily, "Judge Reggie Walton granted partial summary judgment to the National Mining Association, which claimed that the EPA overstepped its authority under the Clean Water Act to block the dumping of debris from mountaintop removal projects into local waterways."
Crowell & Moring Client Fights to Build Wind Farm
October 22, 2009 — The Washington Post
Crowell & Moring LLP client Invenergy Wind LLC is featured for its fight to build a wind farm in Greenbrier County, WV. The first of it's kind case presents important issues of first impression for the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and its relationship to wind energy projects on private lands. Crowell & Moring defended Invenergy in a four-day bench trial in federal court in Greenbelt, MD that concluded on October 29. The ruling is forthcoming. The trial team included partners Clifford J. Zatz and Kirsten L. Nathanson, associates Jessica A. Hall, and Antonio Gonzalez Mendoza, with support from ESA attorneys Steven P. Quarles, J. Michael Klise, and Thomas R. Lundquist.