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Lemon v. Geren

The D.C. Circuit held that a lower court improperly dismissed individuals' National Environmental Policy Act and National Historic Preservation Act claims against the Secretary of the Army and developers in connection with the closure...

Environmental Protection Info. Ctr. v. Pacific Lumber Co.

A court holds that a timber company's procurement of a general permit for stormwater discharges stemming from its logging activities in Bear Creek, California, does not render an environmental group's Clean Water Act action against the...

Save Greers Ferry Lake v. Department of Defense

The court holds that an environmental group's challenge to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' shoreline management plan is for the most part moot, but where there is a live controversy concerning the legality of boat docks constructed...

Greenpeace Found. v. Evans

The court holds that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) adequately assessed whether implementation of a bottomfish fishery management plan (FMP) for the Northwest Hawaiian Islands would jeopardize the continued existence of...

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...

Alaska Ctr. for the Env't v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service complied with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it issued a special use permit to a helicopter-guided skiing company in Chugach National Forest in Alaska without conducting an...

Waste Management of Pennsylvania, Inc. v. Shinn

The court holds that New Jersey's self-sufficiency policy, whose goal is to eliminate the use of out-of-state disposal facilities by the year 2000, violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The state implemented the policy...

Airport Neighbors Alliance, Inc. v. United States

The court holds that the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) does not require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to consider the master plan for an airport's expansion in an environmental assessment (EA) of the upgrade of...

Mannington Mills, Inc. v. Shinn

The court holds that a state environmental department did not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution by considering a vinyl flooring manufacturer's ability to pay for cleaning up environmental contamination at its...

Pacific N.W. Generating Coop. v. Brown

The court holds that an electric power cooperative, metal corporations, and a nonprofit corporation representing consumer-owned electric utilities lack standing to challenge the decision of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)...