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Hughes River Watershed Conservancy v. Johnson

The court holds that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' and the Natural Resources Conservation Service's decision to construct a dam on the Hughes River in West Virginia complied with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). In a...

Richfield, City of v. Federal Aviation Admin.

The court holds that a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) decision to approve a project to build a taxiway and alter flight patterns at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport considered environmental impacts and does not...

Los Angeles, City of v. Federal Aviation Admin.

The court holds that the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) approval of the expansion of Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport does not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or the Clean Air Act (CAA). The court first...

Association of Pub. Agency Customers v. Bonneville Power Admin.

The court holds that the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) decision to enter or extend power contracts with several direct service industries (DSIs) was not arbitrary and capricious as alleged by a coalition of consumers, public...

Carmel-by-the-Sea, City of v. Department of Transp.

The court holds that most of the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for a proposed highway realignment through Hatton Canyon near Carmel-by-the-Sea in California satisfies the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the...

Simmons v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court holds that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it failed to consider, in an environmental impact statement (EIS), reasonable alternatives to creating a single source of...

Seattle Audubon Soc'y v. Moseley

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management's choice of a forest management plan with an 80 percent species viability for federal lands that include northern spotted owl habitat did not violate the...

Oregon Natural Resources Council v. Marsh

The court holds that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) failed to comply with a prior court order directing it to prepare a second environmental impact statement supplement (EISS-2) addressing the cumulative environmental...

Ausable Manistee Action Council, Inc. v. Stump

The court holds that the U.S. Army, the Michigan Department of Military Affairs, and the National Guard Bureau (agencies), did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in deciding to construct a tank firing range at a...

Shoshone-Paiute Tribe v. United States

A magistrate judge holds that the U.S. Department of the Air Force abused its discretion when it failed to include the impact of a new state-managed air-to-ground training range in an environmental impact statement (EIS) prepared under...