Pelican Complaints


Second Amended Complaint, Louisiana Environmental Action Network and Sierra Club v. McCarthy, No. 3:15-cv-00858 (M.D. La.) (Seeking an injunction to require EPA to grant or deny the plaintiffs’ petition for an objection to state-issued air permits for Yuhuang Chemical Inc.’s new methanol manufacturing plant in St. James, Louisiana) (126-024.2) (4/14/16)

First Amended Complaint, Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association–West, and Gulf Restoration Network v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No. 2:15-cv-06982) (Challenging a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision to reissue New Orleans District General Permit No. 13 (NOD-13) without the environmental reviews or public notice required under the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act) (E.D. La. Dec. 22, 2015) (155-017) (3/11/16)

Louisiana Environmental Action Network v. Exxon Mobil Corporation, No. 16-cv-144 (M.D. La.) (Alleging that Exxon’s Baton Rouge chemical plant discharges toxic air pollutants and other air contaminants in violation if its permit and fails to lawfully report unauthorized discharges) (101-055.1) (3/3/16)

In re: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Permitting Decision: Water Quality Certification WQC 140708-02, No. 644048 (19th Jud. Dist.) (Appealing a water quality certification that LDEQ issued in conjunction with a Southern Aggregates LLC proposed sand and gravel mine in Livingston Parish, Louisiana) (184-002) (11/24/15)

Oakville Community Action Group, Louisiana Environmental Action Network, Gloria Mayfield v. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, No. 643930 (19th Jud. Dist.) (Appealing a solid waste permit renewal to Industrial Pipe, Inc. and alleging agency failure to consider recent Environmental Quality Act violations involving fires at the landfill) (104-030.1) (11/18/15)

Town of Abita Springs v. Welsh, No. 637,209 (19th Jud. Dist.) (Appealing a Louisiana Department of Natural Resources order granting Helis Oil & Gas Co.’s application for a Permit to Drill a well in St. Tammany Parish through which it will conduct hydraulic fracturing operations) (183-001.2) (2/18/15)

Town of Abita Springs v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No. 15-451 (E.D. La., Feb. 12, 2015) (Challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ handling of a fracking-related application for a Clean Water Act § 404 permit for Helis Oil & Gas Co. to conduct drilling in St. Tammany Parish wetlands) (183-001.3) (2/12/15)

Town of Abita Springs v. James H. Welsh, Commissioner Of Conservation of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, and Helis Oil & Gas Co., LLC, No. (22nd Jud. Dist, Dec. 1, 2014) (Requesting Declaratory Judgments that: 1) the St. Tammany Parish Unified Development [Zoning] Code controls where drilling operations permitted by the Office of Conservation may occur, and 2) Helis’s drilling project violates the St. Tammany Parish zoning laws in the St. Tammany Parish Unified Development Code) (183-001.1) (12/01/14)

Atchafalaya Basinkeeper and Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association v. Bostick, No. 14-649 (E.D. La.) (Alleging that a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to use a regional general permit to authorize a wetlands fill project violates the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act) (155-005.2) (3/20/14)

Gulf Restoration Network, Louisiana Environmental Action Network v. United Bulk Terminals Davant, LLC, No. 14-608 (E.D. La.) (Alleging that coal and petroleum coke discharges into the Mississippi River and failure to clean up and monitor spills violate the Clean Water Act) (157-045) (3/18/14)

Woodland Borrow Pits, LLC v. Plaquemines Parish Gov’t, No. 61-075 (25th Jud. Dist) (Intervening as defendant on behalf of the Christian Ministers Missionary Baptist Association of Plaquemines Parish and others to resist a mandamus petition seeking to force the Plaquemines Parish Council to grant a borrow pit permit application) (177-004) (1/30/14)

Woodland Borrow Pits, LLC v. Plaquemines Parish Gov’t, No. 61-076 (25th Jud. Dist) (Intervening on behalf of the Christian Ministers Missionary Baptist Association of Plaquemines Parish and others to support the Plaquemines Parish Council’s denial of a borrow pit permit application) (177-004) (1/30/14)

Christian Ministers Missionary Baptist Association of Plaquemines Parish, Inc. v. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, No. 615595 (19th Jud. Dist.) (Challenging a “minor source” air quality permit issued and alleging that LDEQ failed to conduct an environmental analysis under La. Const. art. IX, § 1) (177-001) (9/21/12)

Ouachita Riverkeeper v. Temple, No.12-803 (D.D.C.) (Alleging that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers erred in authorizing construction of the El Dorado pipeline through more than 16 acres of wetlands under a general permit that allows adverse impacts to no more than 0.5 acres of wetlands) (166-005) (5/17/12)

United States and State of Louisiana v. City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge, No. 01-cv-978 (M.D. La.) (Complaint in Intervention, alleging on behalf of the Concerned Citizens of University Place Subdivision et al. that EPA has failed to enforce a 2002 consent decree with respect to Clean Water Act violations at Baton Rouge’s North Wastewater Treatment Plant) (101-117.2) (4/20/12)

Apalachicola Riverkeeper et al. v. Taylor Energy Co, No. 12-cv-337 (E.D. La.) (Alleging that an oil spill from a destroyed Gulf of Mexico offshore platform has continued for more than seven years in violation of the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.) (101-127) (2/2/12)

Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association – West, Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, and Louisiana Environmental Action Network v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers., No. 11-cv-461 (W.D. La., March 22, 2011) (consolidated with Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association – West v. Mallard Basin, Inc., No. 10-cv-1085) (Alleging that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Administrative Procedure Act when it issued after-the-fact dredge and fill permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for a project that altered over 600 acres of swamp in Louisiana black bear critical habitat in the Atchafalaya Basin) (155-004) (3-22-11)

Holy Cross Neighborhood Association et al. v. U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers, No. 10-cv-1715 (E.D. La.) (Alleging that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Industrial Canal lock replacement project violates the National Environmental Policy Act and the Clean Water Act) (112-004.1) (6/10/10)

Louisiana Environmental Action Network v. City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge, No. 10-cv-187 (M.D. La.) (Alleging ongoing Clean Water Act violations at three Baton Rouge sewage treatment plants and also alleging that the plants violate interim limits set in a federal consent decree) (101-117) (3/22/10)

In re Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Permit Decision re: Harrelson Materials Management, Inc. Type III Construction & Demolition Debris / Woodwaste Landfill Permit, No. 585242 (19th Jud. Dist.) (Challenging a LDEQ permit for the Harrelson landfill because of, inter alia, improper zoning, lack of an adequate environmental assessment, and the agency’s failure to consider compliance problems) (101-113.1) (12/7/09)

Louisiana Environmental Action Network v. Sun Drilling Products Corp., No. 09-cv-7389 (E.D. La.) (Alleging violations of a Clean Water Act permit at a Belle Chasse, Louisiana drilling mud lubricant manufacturing facility) (101-120) (11/19/09)

Little Tchefuncte River Association, Gulf Restoration Network, and Matthew Allen v. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, No. 583984 (19th Jud. Dist.) (Challenging LDEQ’s reissuance of permit that allows discharge of sewage treatment effluent into streams designated as outstanding natural resource Waters without regard to the availability of alternatives) (167-001.1) (10/28/09)

Sierra Club, Alliance for Affordable Energy, Louisiana Environmental Action Network, and O’Neil Couvillion v. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, No. C583878 (19th Jud. Dist. Court) (Appealing LDEQ’s modification of a Clean Air Act permit for a coal and petroleum coke burning power plant) (126-014.3) (10/23/09)

Louisiana Environmental Action Network and Concerned Citizens of Livingston Parish v. Jackson,No. 42:7604 (D.D.C.) (Seeking to compel EPA to rule on the Plaintiffs’ petition for an EPA objection to an LDEQ air permit for Waste Management of Louisiana’s Woodside Landfill) (101-093.3) (10/13/09)

Louisiana Environmental Action Network and Mr. O’Neil Couvillion v. Tommy Martinez, No. 93387B (23rd Jud. Dist.) (Alleging that the Ascension Parish President drained Alligator Bayou and Spanish Lake without legal authority) (101-118) (7/31/09)

Louisiana Environmental Action Network v. Jackson, No. 09-cv-01333 (D.D.C.) (Seeking an injunction to require EPA and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to implement Clean Air Act provisions to protect Louisiana residents from dangerous levels of ozone pollution) (101-100) (7/17/09)

Concerned Citizens of Independence v. DoRan Seafood, LLC, No. 09-cv-2833 (E.D. La.) (Alleging that DoRan Seafood discharges waste that passes through and interferes with a municipal sewage treatment plant in the Town of Independence, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, causing violations of Clean Water Act standards for discharges into the Tangipahoa River.)
(162-001) (2/19/09)

Alliance for Affordable Energy v. Louisiana Public Service Commission, No. 568378 (19th Jud. Dist.) (Appealing the Commission’s approval of Entergy Louisiana, LLC’s plan to repower the Little Gypsy power plant, Unit 3, in Montz, Louisiana, to burn coal and petroleum coke, fuels that will increase emissions of global warming gases)
(126-016.1) (6/30/08)

In re: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Permitting Decision: Permit for Louisiana Generating, LLC Big Cajun I Power Plant Air Permitting Decisions, No. 564241 (19th Jud. Dist.) (Appealing decision granting Title V and related air permits, which petitioners Sierra Club, Louisiana Environmental Action Network, the Alliance for Affordable Energy, and Mr. O’Neil Couvillion allege violate provisions of the Clean Air Act and Louisiana air regulations)
(126-014) (2/19/08)

St. Bernard Citizens For Environmental Quality and Louisiana Bucket Brigade v. Chalmette Refining, LLC, No. 04-0398 (E.D. La.) (Citizen suit seeking civil penalties and an injunction against 1) excessive oil refinery emissions due to equipment breakdowns; 2) violations of permit limits for benzene; 3) violations of performance standards for flares; and 4) reporting violations, under the Clean Air Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act)
(151-001) (2/12/04)

George Washington, Concerned Citizens of St. Helena Parish and Louisiana Environmental Action Network v. St. Helena Parish Police Jury, No. 18370 (21st Jud. Dist.) (Seeking to have a 50-year contract with MMR St. Helena, LLC for a landfill set aside as outside the powers of the police jury and for violations of the Open Meetings Law)
(101-077) (11/7/03)

Concerned Citizens Coalition v. Federal Highway Administration, No. 03-292-A-M2 (M. D. La.) (Alleging that the Federal Highway Administration violated the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and § 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act when approving construction of an elevated highway through the heart of Lafayette’s historic district)
(145-001) (4/15/03)

Concerned Citizens of New Sarpy v. Orion Refining Corp, No. 01-3704 (E.D. La.) (Clean Air Act citizen suit to enforce permit at oil refinery)
(143-001) (1/22/02)

Louisiana Environmental Action Network v. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, No. 488025 (19th Jud. Dist.) (Seeking remand of an air emission permit for the Georgia-Pacific Port Hudson paper mill in Eunice, La. because of LDEQ’s failure to conduct an environmental assessment before authorizing increased air emissions of volatile organic compounds in an area that already violates federal health-protection standards for ozone pollution)
(101-037) (9/21/01)

Louisiana Environmental Action Network v. Whitman, No. 00-879-A (M.D. La.) (Clean Air Act citizen suit to compel EPA to reclassify the Baton Rouge area as “severe” for failing to attain the federal health protection standard for ozone pollution)
(101-001) (11/22/00)

 

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