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Injunctive relief

Gwich'in Steering Committee v. Bernhardt

A district court denied motions to preliminarily enjoin BLM from issuing oil and gas leases and authorizing seismic activity in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Indigenous and environmental groups argued that BLM violated, among...

Sierra Club v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

A district court denied a motion to preliminarily enjoin construction of a power transmission line through the Western Maine Mountains. Environmental groups challenged the Army Corps of Engineers' decision to issue a CWA/Rivers and...

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council v. United States Forest Service

A district court preliminarily enjoined the U.S. Forest Service from allowing any timber harvesting, road construction, or other ground-disturbing activities associated with the Service's authorization of a timber sale in Tongass...

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...

Baykeeper v. Corps of Eng'rs

A district court preliminarily enjoined a port from dredging two areas of the San Joaquin River's Deep Water Ship Channel in Stockton, California. Environmental groups argued that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' dredge and fill permit...

Hirt v. Richardson

The court holds that individuals' National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) suit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seeking to enjoin the agency from shipping the nuclear material mixed oxide uranium (MOx), from the United...

Idaho Sporting Congress v. Alexander

The court holds that a district court erroneously denied an environmental group's motion for a preliminary injunction to prevent the U.S. Forest Service from proceeding with certain timber sales in the Payette National Forest in Idaho....

Bayou Liberty Ass'n v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court holds moot a neighborhood association's claim that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the National Environmental Policy Act when it issued a permit for the construction of a retail development. The court first holds...

Ross v. Federal Highway Admin.

The court affirms a district court decision enjoining further construction on a Kansas highway project until the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) completes a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) supplemental environmental...

South Bronx Coalition for Clean Air v. Conroy

The court dismisses environmental groups' motion to enjoin the sale of a former bus depot in the South Bronx, New York. The sale is part of a plan to develop a former rail yard adjacent to the depot. The plan provides for an intermodal...