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Northwest Envtl. Advocates v. National Marine Fisheries Serv.

The court holds that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took the requisite "hard look" at the environmental and economic impacts of a project that would deepen the Columbia River's navigation channel from 40 feet to 43 feet and add new...

San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace v. NRC

The court holds that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by categorically refusing to consider the environmental effects of a potential terrorist attack in connection with its...

Arkansas Wildlife Fed'n v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court holds that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers complied with the National Environmental Policy Act in connection with its plan to preserve an aquifer in the Grand Prairie Region in East Central Arkansas, a major rice producing...

Hammond v. Norton

A district court held that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) improperly segmented its analysis of a petroleum pipeline construction project in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act. The BLM erroneously determined that the...

Save Our Heritage v. Federal Aviation Admin.

The court denies a petition to review a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) decision that authorized an airline company to provide scheduled passenger service to New York's LaGuardia Airport from a general aviation airport located in...

Edwardsen v. Department of the Interior

The court holds that the Mineral Management Service (MMS) did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in promulgating a development and production plan (DPP) under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) for an...

Custer County Action Ass'n v. Garvey

The court holds that the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) and Air National Guard's (ANG's) orders approving the Colorado Airspace Initiative (Initiative) and its underlying environmental impact analysis did not violate the...

West v. Secretary of the Dep't of Transp.

The court holds that the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA's) use of a documented categorical exclusion (DCE) for a two-stage highway interchange project in DuPont, Washington, was arbitrary and capricious and was not in compliance...

Auburn, City of v. United States

The court holds that the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act (ICCTA) preempts state and local environmental review of a rail carrier's reacquisition and reopening of the Stampede Pass railroad line in Washington State. The...

New York, City of v. Slater

The court holds that the Secretary of Transportation's failure to issue an environmental impact statement (EIS) in connection with an order awarding takeoff and landing slots to airlines at LaGuardia Airport in New York did not violate...