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Weekly Cases Update Volume 48, Issue 35

Northern Alaska Environmental Center v. United States Department of the Interior

48 ELR 20202
3:18-cv-00030-SLG (D. Alaska, December 2018)

A district court denied environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to BLM's 2017 lease sale of more than 10 million acres in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A). The groups challenged the agency's failure to prepare an EIS or EA for the lease sale, arguing that...

Environmental impact statement (EIS)

Wisconsin v. Schnepf

48 ELR 20200
2017AP1776 (Wis. Ct. App., November 2018)

In an unpublished opinion, a state appellate court affirmed a lower court's ruling that a Wisconsin landowner violated state law by discharging fill material into a wetland on his property. The lower court found that the landowner had filled waters of the state without obtaining a permit, in...


Hopi Tribe v. Arizona Snowbowl Resort Limited Partnership

48 ELR 20201
CV-18-0057-PR (Ariz., November 2018)

The Arizona Supreme Court vacated a ruling that a Native American tribe sufficiently alleged standing to bring a public nuisance claim against a resort using reclaimed wastewater to make artificial snow on the San Francisco Peaks in northern Arizona. Before the lower court, the tribe argued that...

Nuisance, Standing to sue