Category: Environmental Law

GOLDFARB v. MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE, NO. 14-1825

Decided: July 1, 2015 The Fourth Circuit held that the District Court for the District of Maryland incorrectly granted Defendants’ Motions for Dismissal on claims the Plaintiffs brought under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).  The Fourth Circuit thus vacated the dismissals, and remanded the case. In 2012, the...

SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN STEWARDS v. A & G COAL, CORP., NO. 13-2050

Decided: July 11, 2014 The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court, and held that the “permit shield” defense for discharges of selenium was unavailable to a corporation that failed to disclose the presence of the pollutant during the permit application process. A & G Coal Corporation (“A&G”) owned and operated...

T-MOBILE NE., LLC v. THE LOUDOUN CNTY. BD. OF SUPERVISORS, NO. 12-2396

Decided: April 3, 2014 The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision by holding the following: (1) that the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (Board) improperly denied T-Mobile Northeast’s, LLC, (T-Mobile) permit to build a telecommunications tower at the “Silo Site” because the Board based the decision on environmental effects...