Ninth Circuit Review 2021 (Issue 52-3)

Issue 52-3: Ninth Circuit Review Case Summaries

The 2021–2022 Ninth Circuit Environmental Review summarizes thirty-one decisions by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued between January and December 2021. All of the summarized opinions concern cases and questions of law impacting natural resources, energy, and the environment. Several of the summarized opinions do not strictly concern “environmental law,” but rather were included for their importance in informing an intersectional understanding of environmental law and how that discipline interacts with others, particularly labor rights, Federal Indian Law, and corporate accountability. Additionally, the Ninth Circuit Environmental Review features two Chapters authored by Ninth Circuit Review members that discuss important topics stemming from recent cases out of the Ninth Circuit.

The Ninth Circuit Review is made possible through the hard work of its five members who are selected from the Environmental Law member base each year. The case summaries that appear here are the result of their commitment, even in the face of a continuing global pandemic, to ensuring that practitioners, advocates, fellow law students, and anyone with a related interest receive an accurate review of the state of environmental law in the Ninth Circuit.

Thank you for reading!

- Dara Illowsky, 2021-2022 Ninth Circuit Environmental Review Editor