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Environmental assessment (EA)

Corridor H Alternatives v. Slater

The court holds that the Federal Highway Administration and the West Virginia Department of Transportation's decision to support the building of a new, four-lane highway as part of the Appalachian Highway Development System complied...

Northwest Envtl. Defense Ctr. v. Bonneville Power Admin.

The court holds that the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), which entered into two agreements with Canada regarding rights to excess water stored in reservoirs on the Columbia River system in Canada, did not violate the Northwest...

Fener v. Hunt

The court holds that a U.S. Forest Service timber sale on the George Washington National Forest in Virginia was not arbitrary and capricious and did not violate the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) or the National Environmental...

Price Rd. Neighborhood Ass'n v. Dep't of Transp.

The court holds that federal and state transportation agencies did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when they failed to perform a supplemental environmental assessment (EA) after modifying the original design of...

Airport Neighbors Alliance, Inc. v. United States

The court holds that the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) does not require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to consider the master plan for an airport's expansion in an environmental assessment (EA) of the upgrade of...

South Carolina ex rel. Campbell v. O'Leary

The court holds that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it decided to import 409 spent nuclear fuel rods for storage at the Savannah River site in South Carolina without...

Brenham Community Protective Ass'n v. Department of Agric.

The court holds that the Farmer's Home Administration (FmHA) did not act arbitrarily or capriciously when it issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) based on an environmental assessment (EA) regarding authorization of a loan...

Friends of the Fiery Gizzard v. Farmers Home Admin.

The court holds that the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA's) finding of no significant impact (FONSI) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for a project to construct a dam and water treatment plant to provide a long-...

Missouri Mining, Inc. v. Interstate Commerce Comm'n

The court holds that the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) did not violate the §102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or the ICC's implementing regulations when it granted a railroad company's request to waive the...

Alpine Lakes Protection Soc'y v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) was required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to consider the connected and cumulative impacts of a timber company's proposed timber-management project and six...