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.



The Keystone XL Pipeline

NRDC is challenging the Trump administration’s ongoing attempts to approve the Keystone XL pipeline without an adequate review of its impacts.

Status:
Active
Last Updated:
July 01, 2019





The California WaterFix project

The California WaterFix project was no fix at all. In a victory for the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, California abandoned its two-tunnel project in May 2019.

Status:
Closed
Last Updated:
May 13, 2019

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:
March 04, 2019


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