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Wildearth Guardians v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

A district court granted in part environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to FWS' administration of a wildlife export program under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The groups...

New York v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

A district court dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state of New York and several environmental groups challenging the federal government's decision not to conduct an environmental review under NEPA while the Delaware River Basin...

Grand Canyon Trust v. United States Bureau of Reclamation

The Ninth Circuit affirmed in part a lower court decision dismissing an environmental group's lawsuit challenging the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's annual operating plans for the Glen Canyon Dam along the Colorado River under NEPA, the...

New York v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit vacated NRC rulemakings concerning the temporary storage and permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel. Four states, an Indian community, and a number of environmental groups filed a petition for review challenging...

Rattlesnake Coalition v. EPA

The Ninth Circuit affirmed dismissal of an action against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in which an environmental group sought injunctive, declaratory, and...

Dania Beach, Fla., City of v. Federal Aviation Admin.

The D.C. Circuit set aside an FAA letter that changed the runway use procedures at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Petitioners argued that the new procedures will route more jet aircraft onto two previously restricted...

Environmental Info. Protection Ctr. v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv.

A court dismisses an environmental group's Endangered Species Act (ESA) and National Environmental Policy Act claims against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries concerning...

Southwest Williamson County Community Ass'n v. Slater

The court affirms the dismissal of a community association's motion for a preliminary injunction to halt the construction of a 4-lane, 77-mile highway around Nashville, Tennessee. Although the highway has been exclusively funded by the...

Mayaguezanos por la Salud y el Ambiente v. United States

The court holds that the failure of the United States to regulate the passage of a ship carrying nuclear waste through waters in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is not a major federal action. Therefore, the court dismisses an...

Citizen Advocacy Ctr. v. DuPage Airport Auth.

The court dismisses an organization's challenge to a county airport's runway extension for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The court first holds that the county had no duty to hold a public hearing under 49 U.S.C. §47106(c)(1)(A),...