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Georgia v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court reverses a district court judgment denying Florida's and a hydropower company's motions to intervene as defendants in Georgia's lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) to compel the Corps to increase the...

Utah Ass'n of Counties v. Clinton

The court reverses a district court decision and holds that environmental groups could intervene in a suit brought by a counties' association to have the presidential proclamation establishing the Grand Staircase-Escalante National...

Sierra Club v. Glickman

The court grants a farmers' association and the state of Texas intervention as of right under Fed. R. Civ. P. 24(a)(2) in a citizen suit alleging that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) failure to establish water conservation...

Huron Envtl. Activist League v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not "utilize" a cement industry working group as an "advisory committee" within the meaning of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Although EPA determined...

Forest Conservation Council v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court holds that Arizona and an Arizona county may intervene as of right in the injunctive relief portion of an action alleging that the U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and...

Friends of the Wild Swan v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv.

The court holds that landowners, timber companies, and a sport fisherman guide may not intervene in an environmental group's action to compel the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to list the bull trout as an endangered species. The...