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 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



Northern Plains Resource Council et al. v. Shannon et al.

In the ongoing fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, NRDC challenged the U.S. State Department’s decision to grant a U.S.–Canada cross-border permit for the pipeline without a complete, current review...

Status:
Active
Last Updated:
March 15, 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

South Carolina Coastal Conservation League v. Ross

NRDC, partners, and coastal states are suing to stop seismic blasting in the Atlantic Ocean, which threatens marine life like the endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Status:
Active
Last Updated:
February 20, 2019

NRDC v. Federal Communications Commission

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

Status:
Active
Last Updated:
February 19, 2019



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