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Oregon Natural Resources Council v. BLM

The court held that the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) environmental assessment (EA) for a logging project in Oregon violated the National Environmental Policy Act and that the lower court erred in dismissing the case as moot....

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...

TOMAC v. Norton

A district court held that the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA's) supplemental environmental assessment (EA) and revised finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for a proposed casino on Native American land held in trust by the United...

Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Ctr. v. Bureau of Land Management

The Ninth Circuit held that the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) environmental assessments (EAs) for two timbers sales in the Cascade Mountains in Oregon violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The EAs do not...

Roseville, City of v. Norton

The court holds that the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) when it authorized and issued a finding of no significant impact for...

Grand Canyon Trust v. Federal Aviation Admin.

The court holds that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) failed to adequately consider the cumulative impacts on the natural quiet of Zion National Park in its environmental assessment (EA) for a nearby airport expansion project....

League of Wilderness Defenders v. Zielinski

The court issues a preliminary injunction halting salvage logging on fire-charred lands in Oregon until the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) resolves serious questions raised by environmental groups as to whether the agency complied with...

Akiak Native Community v. U.S. Postal Serv.

The court holds that the U.S. Postal Service did not violate either the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) or the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it proposed an experimental program that delivers nonpriority mail by...

Society Hill Towers Owners Ass'n v. Rendell

The court holds that a district court properly granted summary judgment to the city of Philadelphia on residents' Administrative Procedure Act (APA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA...

Colorado Envtl. Coalition v. Dombeck

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service complied with the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it issued a permit to a Colorado ski resort for the expansion of a ski area...