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Water Keeper Alliance v. Department of Defense

The court affirms a district court denial of an environmental group's motion for a preliminary injunction to stay the U.S. Department of the Navy's exercises on the island of Vieques near Puerto Rico. The group alleged that the Navy...

Environmental Protection Info. Ctr. v. Simpson Timber Co.

The court affirms a district court dismissal of an environmental group's suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for failing to reinitiate consultation regarding an incidental take permit issued to a timber company under...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court denies environmental groups' motion for a preliminary injunction requiring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' management of a Florida water project to comply with certain provisions of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)-...

Defenders of Wildlife v. Babbitt

The court holds that various federal agencies violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in their preparations of biological assessments (BAs), biological opinions (BOs), and environmental...

Tinoqui-Chalola Council of Kitanemuk & Yowlumne Tejon Indians v. Department of Energy

The court holds that although the sale of an oil field in California did not moot environmental groups' claims against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for violating the Endangered Species Act's (ESA's) consultation provisions, the...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Houston

The court holds that the Bureau of Reclamation violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by renewing water supply contracts with several water districts in California before consulting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and...

Newton County Wildlife Ass'n v. Rogers

The court upholds the U.S. Forest Service's approval of four timber sales in the Ozark National Forest. A coalition of environmental groups sued the Forest Service to enjoin or set aside the timber sales. The court first holds that the...