Court Battles

Since our founding in 1970, NRDC has been in court defending the environment and human health. Litigation is in our DNA. Here, you can follow some of our landmark cases. Whether up against a fossil fuel corporation or a reckless president, NRDC will continue using facts, evidence, and the rule of law to enforce safeguards and hold polluters accountable.



NRDC et al. v. Trump (Bears Ears)

NRDC and partners sued the Trump administration for illegally stripping away protections from this national monument that holds incomparable archaeological, paleontological, cultural, and natural significance.

Status:
Active
Last Updated:
November 08, 2019



Baez v. New York City Housing Authority

The agency’s failure to remediate mold and moisture in city-owned housing exposes residents to avoidable, sometimes deadly health risks. NRDC and community partners are holding it accountable.

Status:
Active
Last Updated:
October 18, 2019


NRDC v. Federal Communications Commission

The FCC attempted to sidestep environmental review and public participation concerning the deployment of 5G wireless infrastructure. NRDC and our allies challenged their moves in court–and won.

Status:
Active
Last Updated:
August 09, 2019

NRDC, et al. v. McCarthy, et al.

When the BLM reopened the area around Utah’s Factory Butte to unrestricted off-road vehicle use, it did so without analyzing the impacts and without public notice. So we sued.

Status:
Active
Last Updated:
August 01, 2019


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