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Weekly Cases Update Volume 49, Issue 8

Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail v. Federal Transit Administration

ELR 20038
17-1811 (RJL) (D.D.C., March 2019)

A district court granted federal and state transportation agencies' motion to dismiss a nonprofit group's challenge to a light rail project, known as the Purple Line project, that would connect suburban Maryland commuters to existing transit stations that connect to Washington, D.C. The group...

Administrative Procedure Act (APA)

National Parks Conservation Ass'n v. Semonite

ELR 20036
18-5179 (D.C. Cir., March 2019)

The D.C. Circuit reversed a district court's decision upholding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' approval of a transmission line that would cross the historic James River. Conservation groups argued that the Corps should have prepared an EIS for the project because it would significantly impact...

Held required for

In re Gold King Mine Release in San Juan County, Colorado on August 5, 2015

ELR 20037
1:18-md-02824-WJ (D.N.M., February 2019)

A district court denied EPA's motions to dismiss a lawsuit brought by two states and a Native American tribe seeking to recover response costs from the 2015 Gold King mine spill that sent millions of gallons of acid mine drainage into the Animas and San Juan Rivers. EPA argued that it retained...

Liability, §107