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United States v. Albers

The court upholds a district court decision finding several buildings, antennas, spans, and earth (BASE) jumpers in the Glen Canyon Recreation Area guilty of air delivery without a permit and disorderly conduct. Under 36 C.F.R. §2.17(a...

Davis v. Latschar

The court affirms a district court grant of summary judgment to the National Park Service on the grounds that the Park Service's deer management program in Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site does not...

Delgado v. Department of the Interior

The court upholds the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI's) decision to deny lessors' request to cancel their Native American oil and gas lease because of the lessee's royalty underpayment violations. The court first holds that the...

Hoefler v. Babbitt

The court holds that the Quiet Title Act does not require the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA) to refer the determination of chain of title mining claims to the federal district court. Appellants claimed that the IBLA's failure to...

Lake Mohave Boat Owners Ass'n v. National Park Serv.

The court upholds the Secretary of the Interior's approval of increased dock fees charged by a private marina operator at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The court first holds that, in approving the operator's rate increase...

Bass Enters. Prod. Co. v. United States

The court holds that the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) denial under the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Land Withdrawal Act of an application to drill on an oil and gas lease did not constitute a permanent taking of the...

Shell Oil Co. v. Babbitt

The court holds that an oil company must turn over to the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) documents that pertain to the arm's-length sales of oil it purchased from its subsidiary in non-arm's-length transactions. The subsidiary...

Oxy USA, Inc. v. Babbitt

The court holds that oil and gas lessees failed to state a claim under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act's (OCSLA's) citizen suit provision when they challenged the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI's) determination that...

Independent Petroleum Ass'n of Am. v. Babbitt

The court holds that a D.C. Circuit ruling that the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI's) decision to assess royalties on nonrecoupable take-or-pay payments was an arbitrary and capricious reading of DOI's own rules applies to an...

Westlands Water Dist. v. Natural Resources Defense Council

The court holds that the Secretary of the Interior is not required to complete an environmental impact statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) before implementing §3406(b)(2) and (d)(1) of the Central Valley...