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Environmental assessment (EA)

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...

Morris v. Myers

The court holds that the General Services Administration (GSA) did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by failing to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for its proposal to build a federal courthouse in...

Inland Empire Pub. Lands Council v. Schultz

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service did not arbitrarily or capriciously conclude that no significant environmental impact would result from the Calispell Timber Sale in Washington State, offered pursuant to the Colville...

Fund for Animals v. Espy

The court holds that a nonprofit organization has standing to seek a preliminary injunction to prevent the implementation of a research study by the Department of Agriculture (DOA) on the transmission of brucellosis from wild bison in...

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance v. Thompson

The court holds that environmental groups and private individuals are not entitled to a preliminary injunction prohibiting the U.S. Forest Service from implementing animal damage control (ADC) plans to reduce coyote populations in the...

Seattle Audubon Soc'y v. Moseley

The court, in a sequel case to Seattle Audubon Society v. Evans, 22 ELR 20372, enjoins the U.S. Forest Service from making additional timber sales in U.S. Forest Service Regions Five and Six that...