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Weekly Cases Update Volume 50, Issue 5

Friends of Animals v. Romero

ELR 20033
18-2481-cv (2d Cir., February 2020)

The Second Circuit affirmed denial of a challenge to NPS' approval of a white-tailed deer management plan for the Fire Island National Seashore. An animal rights group argued that NPS violated NEPA because it lacked information about deer movement on the island that was essential to the...

Discussion of, held adequate

Hawkins v. Bernhardt

ELR 20034
19-1498 (BAH) (D.D.C., January 2020)

A district court dismissed a lawsuit challenging two protocol agreements entered into by Native American tribes and the Bureau of Indian Affairs that established procedures for enforcement of the tribes' water rights in the Upper Klamath Basin. A group of ranchers and landowners argued that the...