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West Coast Seafood Processors Assn. v. Natural Resources Defense Council

The Ninth Circuit held that a seafood processor association may not intervene in environmental groups' lawsuit challenging the National Marine Fisheries Service's program to preserve groundfish species off the coast of California,...

Public Utils. Comm'n of Cal. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court holds moot utilities' petition to review four Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) orders approving three pipeline capacity sales contracts between two natural gas companies. In 1995, a customer of one gas company...

Missouri v. Craig

The court holds that an action alleging that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers adopted annual operating plans for the Missouri River for the 1995-1996 and 1996-1997 navigation seasons in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act...

Knaust v. Kingston, City of

The court holds moot property owners appeal of a district court's denial of their motion for a preliminary injunction to enjoin federal funding and construction of a proposed business park. The property owners claim that the business...

Marathon Oil Co. v. Babbitt

The court holds that the issue of whether a six-year statute of limitations for actions brought by the United States applies to Minerals Management Service (MMS) administrative orders to pay oil and gas royalties is moot. The MMS issued...

In re L.F. Jennings Oil Co.

The court holds that a bankruptcy court's order allowing a trustee to abandon a contaminated site that was part of the bankrupt estate did not violate the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Midlantic National Bank v. New Jersey...