Court Battles

NRDC et al. v. EPA et al. (Exceptional Events)

The EPA’s flawed definition of a “natural event” under the Clean Air Act could allow preventable pollution, like power plant emissions, to be excused. So we took them to court.

Status:
Closed
Last Updated:
September 25, 2018




Center for Biological Diversity et al. v. Zinke et al.

By sanctioning imports of elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ignored concerns about illegal poaching. NRDC and partners are fighting for these majestic animals.

Status:
Closed
Last Updated:
February 06, 2018

NRDC v. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Thanks to legal action taken by NRDC and our partners, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is taking the necessary steps to permanently ban five harmful phthalates from children’s products.

Status:
Closed
Last Updated:
October 04, 2017

NRDC et al. v. County of Dickson et al.

In the 1960s, manufacturing companies in Tennessee dumped a toxic industrial solvent that causes cancer, as well as reproductive and neurological harm, into an unlined landfill. NRDC helped to hold...

Status:
Closed
Last Updated:
October 03, 2017


Concerned Pastors for Social Action v. Khouri

In a citizen-led case, NRDC and partners filed a lawsuit against the City of Flint and Michigan state officials for unlawfully exposing the people of Flint to lead-contaminated drinking water.

Status:
Active
Last Updated:
March 28, 2017


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