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Injunctions

Haw River Assembly v. Rao

A North Carolina court issued a preliminary injunction barring the state Mining and Energy Commission from accepting or processing any hydraulic fracturing applications until the state Supreme Court issues its opinion in a similar case...

Shell Offshore, Inc. v. Greenpeace, Inc.

A district court granted an oil company's motion for a temporary restraining order barring environmental activists from entering a 1,000 meter "safety zone" around three drilling vessels in the U.S. exclusive economic zone. The company...

Huron Mountain Club v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

The Sixth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, denied a wildlife preserve's motion to preliminarily enjoin a mining company from constructing and operating a nickel and copper mine in Marquette, Michigan, and to compel the U.S. Army...

Sierra Club v. Bostick

The Tenth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision denying an environmental group's motion to preliminarily enjoin the construction of an oil pipeline to run from Cushing, Oklahoma, to oil refineries along the Gulf Coast near Port Arthur...

Cook Inletkeeper v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

The Ninth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, affirmed a lower court decision denying an environmental group's motion to preliminarily enjoin the construction of a railroad extension in Alaska. The group was not likely to succeed on its...

Nez Perce Tribe v. United States Forest Service

A district court issued an injunction ordering the U.S. Forest Service to prohibit industrial equipment—known as "mega-loads"—headed for the Alberta Sands from being transported along a highway that runs through the Nez Perce...

Shell Offshore, Inc. v. Greenpeace, Inc.

The Ninth Circuit upheld an injunction prohibiting an environmental activist group from interfering with an oil company's outer continental shelf (OCS) exploration activities in the Arctic Ocean. The lower court's preliminary injunction...

Cascadia Wildlands v. Kitzhaber

A district court granted an environmental group's motion to preliminarily enjoin the logging of 11 timber sales and to halt any further logging activities in known occupied marbled murrelet sites in Oregon's Tillamook, Clatsop, and...

United States v. NCR Corp.

The Seventh Circuit upheld a lower court's preliminary injunction compelling a PRP to complete the remediation work concerning PCB contamination at the Fox River in Wisconsin that was scheduled for this year. The PRP has performed a...

Sierra Club v. United States Department of Energy

A district court denied an environmental group's motion to preliminarily enjoin the DOE from providing funding assistance for the construction and operation of a coal-fired power plant in Mississippi. Before granting the funding, the...

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