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Weekly Cases Update Volume 49, Issue 34

Ministerio Roca Solida, Inc. v. United States

49 ELR 20186
16-826L (Fed. Cl., November 2019)

The U.S. Claims Court granted in part and denied in part the U.S. government's motion for summary judgment in a challenge against FWS for rerouting spring waters that had previously flowed through church property into a restoration channel in an effort to save a native fish species. The church...

Taking of private property

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization v. Wheeler

49 ELR 20185
19-cv-00871-EMC (N.D. Cal., November 2019)

A district court denied EPA's motion to dismiss a challenge to its denial of a petition to revise reporting requirements for asbestos under the Chemical Data Reporting Rule. Health and environmental groups challenged EPA's denial of their petition under TSCA and the APA, arguing that the...

Judicial review

Neighbors Against Bison Slaughter v. National Park Service

49 ELR 20184
19-cv-3144 (BAH) (D.D.C., November 2019)

A district court denied a neighborhood group's request to temporarily block bison hunting near Yellowstone National Park. The group argued that NPS and USDA violated NEPA when they authorized an annual bison hunt at a location on the edge of the park called Beattie Gulch, and sought a temporary...

Temporary restraining order (TRO), Bison