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Martinez v. Chicago, City of

A district court denied plaintiffs' motion to preliminarily enjoin the city of Chicago from issuing any permits or approvals in connection with the relocation of a recycling facility from the northside to the southeast side of the city...

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility v. National Park Service

A district court denied the National Park Service's (NPS') motion to dismiss a challenge to its issuance of a policy memorandum concerning the use of electric-assisted bicycles (e-bikes) in national parks. Environmental groups argued...

Humane Society International v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

A district court granted summary judgment for a nonprofit group in a lawsuit seeking FOIA disclosure of records maintained by FWS regarding the import and export of wildlife. The group challenged the Service's redaction of certain...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Bureau of Land Management

A district court denied motions for summary judgment in a lawsuit seeking FOIA disclosure of records regarding an order issued by the Secretary of the Interior concerning the federal coal program. An environmental group argued that DOI...

United States Fish and Wildlife Service v. Sierra Club, Inc.

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed, 7-2, a circuit court ruling that draft biological opinions were not exempt from a FOIA request related to FWS' and NMFS' consultations with EPA for a proposed rule regarding cooling water intake...

Texas Ass'n of Manufacturers v. United States Consumer Product Safety Commission

The Fifth Circuit upheld a rule issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission prohibiting the manufacture and sale of children's toys and childcare articles that contained concentrations of more than 0.1% of any one of five...

Biden v. Sierra Club

The U.S. Supreme Court granted the Biden Administration's request to cancel arguments and suspend further proceedings in a lawsuit concerning the Trump Administration's plans to build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Environmental Defense Fund v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A district court granted summary judgment for environmental groups in a challenge to EPA's decision to make its Regulatory Science rule effective immediately upon publication in the Federal Register. The groups argued EPA's decision...

El Paso, Texas v. Trump

The Fifth Circuit, 2-1, affirmed in part and reversed in part a ruling enjoining the Trump Administration from using military funds to build portions of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. El Paso County and a nonprofit group...

California v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit overturned a ruling denying EPA's motion to modify an injunction requiring it to promulgate a federal landfill emissions plan by November 6, 2019. The appellate court held that the district court abused its discretion...

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