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Weekly Cases Update Volume 47, Issue 14

AquAlliance v. Bureau of Reclamation

ELR 20067
1:14-cv-01018 (D.C. Cir., May 2017)

The D.C. Circuit held that the federal government is not required to reveal the location of water wells under an exemption to FOIA. A environmental group dedicated to protecting the Northern California ecosystem and watersheds filed FOIA requests seeking copies of all documents related to water...

Water (generally)

Von Duprin LLC. v. Moran Elec. Serv. Inc.

ELR 20066
1:16-cv-01942 (S.D. Ind. , May 2017)

A district court found that an Indiana Superfund law allows for contribution claims even though the law does not directly reference them. In 2013, a hardware manufacturing company was found liable by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) for releases of hazardous substances...

Contribution

Conservation Congress v. FWS

ELR 20068
2:11-cv-02250 (9th Cir., May 2017)

The Ninth Circuit held that FWS and the Forest Service did not violate the National Forest Management Act when they approved the thinning of trees and undergrowth from portions of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The case involved a Revised Recovery Plan that specified guidelines for...

Public Lands