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"Zone-of-interests" test

Los Angeles, City of v. Department of Agric.

The court holds that an electric utility company lacks standing under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to challenge a U.S. Forest Service environmental impact statement approving a competing company's construction of a crude...

California Forestry Ass'n v. Thomas

The court holds that timber companies, a trade association, and a county lack constitutional and prudential standing to challenge the U.S. Forest Service's interim guidelines on managing spotted owl habitat in California's western...

Douglas County v. Babbitt

The court holds that the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) does not apply to the Secretary of the Interior's designation of critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The court first holds that an Oregon county has...

Tri-State Rubbish, Inc. v. Gray, Town of

The court holds that genuine issues of material fact remain about whether a flow control and recycling ordinance violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, and remands the action. A local ordinance requires that all solid...

Wyoming v. Lujan

The court holds that Wyoming lacks standing to challenge an exchange of federal coal, owned by the U.S. Department of the Interior, for a conservation easement within the Grand Teton National Park. The court holds that although the...