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Barnes v. United States Department of Transportation

The Ninth Circuit remanded the FAA's decision not to prepare an EIS in conjunction with its approval of an airport runway construction project. Relying chiefly on two cases involving airport improvements—neither of which involved a new...

Hillsdale Environmental Loss Center v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

A district court dismissed an environmental group's claim that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated NEPA, the CWA, and the APA...

Sierra Forest Legacy v. Sherman

The Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and vacated in part a lower court decision largely granting summary judgment in...

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council v. Federal Highway Administration

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision that the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA's) EIS for a new...

Fund for Animals v. Hall

A district court held that FWS complied with NEPA when it approved the opening and expansion of sport hunting in 60 National Wildlife...

Village of Barrington, Illinois v. Surface Transportation Board

The D.C. Circuit upheld the Surface Transportation Board's imposition of environmental mitigation conditions in its approval of a "minor" railroad merger. The case involved the acquisition of a small "non-Class I" railroad by a...

California Wilderness Coalition v. U.S. Department of Energy

The Ninth Circuit vacated and remanded DOE's energy transmission congestion study and national interest electric transmission (NIET) corridor designations prepared under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct). The EPAct added §216...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Federal Aviation Admin.

The Second Circuit denied a petition for review of an Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) order approving the relocation of the Panama City-Bay County International Airport to a new site in Florida. The FAA complied with the National...

Marshfield, Town of v. Federal Aviation Admin.

The First Circuit denied a petition for review of the Federal Aviation Agency's (FAA's) decision to reroute aircraft approaching and departing Logan Airport in Boston. Peer-reviewed noise studies showed that the impact on noise levels...

South Carolina Wildlife Fed'n v. Limehouse

The Fourth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision denying a motion to dismiss environmental groups' National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) claim against the director of the South Carolina Department of Transportation concerning the...