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South Fork Band v. Department of the Interior

A district court largely denied a tribe's motions for summary judgment on claims that the BLM violated NEPA and FLPMA in approving a gold mining and processing operation on and around Mt. Tenabo in Lander County, Nevada. The Ninth...

Biodiversity Conservation Alliance v. BLM

The Tenth Circuit rejected environmental and citizens' groups challenge to a 2003 BLM resource management plan amendment allowing natural gas development in Wyoming's Powder River Basin. The groups alleged that BLM violated NEPA when it...

New York v. NRC

The Second Circuit denied a petition for review challenging the NRC's decision not to reverse its 1996 EIS finding that spent fuel pools at nuclear power plants do not create a significant environmental impact within the meaning of NEPA...

Chemical Weapons Working Group v. Department of Defense

A district court rejected claims that the U.S. Army violated NEPA by failing to provide a supplemental analysis reflecting new alternative destruction technologies that could be used in lieu of on-site incineration at four chemical...

North Idaho Community Action v. Hoffman

A district court denied environmental groups' motion to enjoin the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from authorizing and/or commencing any dredge and fill activities related to the construction of a byway project in Sandpoint, Idaho. The...

Rivers Unlimited v. Department of Transp.

A district court dismissed an environmental group's claim that the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the Transportation Act in approving an environmental impact statement (EIS) for...

Miccosukee Tribe of Indians v. United States

A district court held that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (the Corps') final supplemental environmental impact statement (FSEIS), designed to avoid jeopardy to the endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow in the Everglades National Park...

Gulf Restoration Network v. Department of Transp.

The court denies a petition for review challenging the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary's decision to grant a license for a liquefied natural gas facility in the Gulf of Mexico. The DOT's environmental impact statement...

Hodges v. Abraham

The court holds that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complied with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in connection with its transfer of surplus plutonium from Colorado to South Carolina. DOE argued that the governor of...

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...