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Intervention, FRCP 24

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A district court held that a Native American tribe may file its own complaint as an intervenor in another tribe's challenge to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permits for the Dakota Access pipeline. The court agreed with the petitioning...

Sierra Club v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court denied industry groups' motion to intervene in a CAA citizen suit concerning EPA's alleged failure to review the ozone NAAQS in a timely manner. The underlying lawsuit concerns whether EPA has failed to perform a...

Markle Interests, LLC v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service

A district court granted environmental groups' motion to intervene in a landowner's lawsuit challenging FWS' critical habitat designation for the dusky gopher frog in portions of Louisiana and Mississippi. The landowner, who owns...

Sierra Club v. United States Department of Agriculture

The D.C. Circuit held that a power company may not appeal a lower court decision that USDA's Rural Utilities Service violated NEPA before granting approvals and financial assistance to the company's expansion of its coal-fired power...

Wolfson Land & Cattle Co. v. Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Ass'ns

The Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court decision denying an environmental group's motion to intervene in a takings suit filed by property owners claiming that the government's releases of water from a dam in central California...

District of Columbia v. Potomac Electric Power Co.

A district court denied environmental groups' motion to intervene in a proposed consent decree resolving the District of Columbia's lawsuit against a power company alleging PCB contamination in the Anacostia River, but allowed the...

American Farm Bureau Federation v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court held that environmental groups and water associations may intervene in a lawsuit challenging EPA's TMDL for the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit argued that the TMDL should be vacated...

Citizens for Balanced Use v. Montana Wilderness Ass'n

The Ninth Circuit held that environmental groups may intervene in a citizen suit against the U.S. Forest Service concerning restricted motorized and mechanized vehicle use in a section of the Gallatin National Forest. In the underlying...

United States v. Doe Run Resources Corp.

A district court held that a property owner that filed a RCRA, CAA, and CWA citizen suit against a mine may not...

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court denied two aviation associations' motions to intervene in a case asking the court to order EPA to use its authority...

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