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Current Weekly Cases Update

The cases listed below appear in the most recent issue of ELR's Weekly Update. For cases previously reported, please refer to the Weekly Cases archives.

Volume 50, Issue 5

Friends of Animals v. Romero

50 ELR 20033
Nos. 18-2481-cv (2d Cir., February 2020)

The Second Circuit affirmed denial of a challenge to NPS' approval of a white-tailed deer management plan for the Fire Island National Seashore. An animal rights group argued that NPS violated NEPA because it lacked information about deer movement on the island that was essential to the...

Discussion of, held adequate

Hawkins v. Bernhardt

50 ELR 20034
Nos. 19-1498 (BAH) (D.D.C., January 2020)

A district court dismissed a lawsuit challenging two protocol agreements entered into by Native American tribes and the Bureau of Indian Affairs that established procedures for enforcement of the tribes' water rights in the Upper Klamath Basin. A group of ranchers and landowners argued that the...