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Weekly Cases Update Volume 48, Issue 33

Environmental Defense Center v. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

ELR 20194
CV 16-8418 PSG (FFMx) (C.D. Cal., November 2018)

A district court granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion for summary judgment relating to a proposal to permit hydraulic fracturing operations off the coast of California. The groups argued that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety and...

Hydraulic Fracturing, Application to OCS lease sales, Interagency consultation, §7(a)

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Department of State

ELR 20193
18-563 (JEB) (D.D.C., November 2018)

A district court dismissed a request by environmental groups to compel the State Department to release documents detailing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions as required by the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. The groups sought to compel the submission of two required reports via the APA...

Climate Change (generally)

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance v. Burke

ELR 20192
17-4113 (10th Cir., November 2018)

The Tenth Circuit dismissed Utah's challenge to a settlement agreement that requires BLM to revise motorized vehicle trails in southern Utah to minimize potential harm to wildlife, cultural, and archaeological sites. Before a district court, the state argued that the settlement agreement...

BLM lands