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Grand Canyon Trust v. Williams

A district court upheld a U.S. Forest Service decision allowing a uranium mine to renew operations near the Grand Canyon National Park. In January 2012, DOI withdrew approximately 633,547 acres of public lands and 360,002 acres of...

Kentucky Coal Ass'n v. Tennessee Valley Authority

A district court held that TVA did not violate NEPA when it decided to replace two coal-fired power generators with a natural gas-fueled power generating plant. TVA was replacing the generators to comply with mercury and air toxics...

Save Strawberry Canyon v. U.S. Department of Energy

A district court held that DOE complied with NEPA when it determined that the construction of a "supercomputer" project on a college campus would have no significant environmental impact and did not require an EIS. The EA took a hard...

New Jersey Dep't of Envtl. Protection v. NRC

The Third Circuit held that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) need not examine the environmental impact of a hypothetical terrorist attack on a nuclear power facility during its review of an application to relicense that facility...

Ka Makani 'O Kohala Ohana Inc. v. Water Supply, Dep't of, County of Haw.

The court affirms a district court decision that the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS') and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) participation in a Hawaii Department of Water Supply (DWS) transmission project did not...

Sierra Club v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court affirms a district court holding that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) did not violate Endangered Species Act (ESA) §7 or the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it issued a dredge and fill permit for the...

Save Our Wetlands v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court denies an environmental group's motion to preliminarily enjoin construction of a development project in Louisiana until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares an environmental impact statement for the project. The court...

New York, City of v. Mineta

The court holds that the Secretary of Transportation did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21) in granting take-off and landing...

Heartwood, Inc. v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court affirms a district court decision that the U.S. Forest Service did not need to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) or an environmental impact statement (EIS) before adopting the policies and procedural rules that excluded...

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...