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Let the wine flow: Winery scores win in challenge based on conservation easement (access required)

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As the number of Northern Virginia farm wineries grows, so do the skirmishes over the size and scope of vineyard operations. The typical battle involves neighbors who say the wine businesses have broken rules designed to limit commercial activity in ...

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Supreme Court leaves most greenhouse gas regs in place (access required)

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States and business groups challenging controversial Environmental Protection Agency regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions won a battle, but largely lost the war, after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling left the agency’s regulatory scheme largely intact. “The court’s holding ...

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Greenhouse gas regulations could go up in smoke at Supreme Court (access required)

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is urging the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency’s statutory mandate to regulate motor vehicle greenhouse gas emissions triggers a requirement that the agency also regulate emissions from ...

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Justices air out issues in EPA pollution case (access required)

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WASHINGTON — During an expanded, 90-minute argument session on Tuesday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court wrangled over whether the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to impose power plant emission rules upon states that contribute to the air ...

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No TRO for Challenge to Bald Eagle Removal (access required)

In this action under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and other environmental laws, a Norfolk U.S. District Court denies plaintiff wildlife preservation group’s request for an injunction against defendant officials’ enforcement of a permit for removal of bald ...

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Wetlands Have ‘Significant Nexus,’ Court Says (access required)

On remand from the 4th Circuit, the Norfolk U.S. District Court says evaluating the full administrative record, including plaintiff Precon Development Corporation’s experts’ factual findings and conclusions, defendant Army Corps of Engineers’ factual findings support its determination that the relevant ...

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