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Weekly Cases Update Volume 47, Issue 16

Save Our Cabinets v. FWS

47 ELR 20074
CV 15-69-M (D. Mont., May 2017)

A district court held that the approval of a mining project in Montana violated the ESA. A mining company submitted a plan to the Forest Service and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality to extract copper and silver from an ore vein that ran beneath federal land. On March 31, 2014...

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

Save Our Cabinets v. Department of Agriculture

47 ELR 20073
CV 16-53-M & CV 16-56-M (D. Mont., May 2017)

A district court held that the approval of a mining project in Montana violated NEPA, the CWA, and the National Forest Management Act. A mining company submitted a plan to the Forest Service and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to extract copper and silver from an ore vein...

Clean Water Act (CWA)

NRDC v. EPA

47 ELR 20072
15-72308 & -72312 (9th Cir., May 2017)

The Ninth Circuit vacated EPA's conditional registration of a pesticide because the Agency failed to support its requisite finding that registration was in the public interest. A pesticide manufacturer applied to register a pesticide that uses nanosilver as its active ingredient. EPA...

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)