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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...

Appalachian Voices v. Chu

The D.C. Circuit denied an environmental group's motion to preliminarily enjoin federal tax credits granted to an energy company for using "clean coal" technology at a new power plant. An injunction suspending the allocation of the tax...

Greater Yellowstone Coalition v. Timchak

The Ninth Circuit temporarily stayed the expansion of a phosphate mine located near the Idaho-Wyoming border. Environmental groups filed a motion to preliminarily enjoin the project, arguing that the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau...

Seattle Audubon Soc'y v. Sutherland

A district court granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion to preliminarily enjoin all logging of suitable spotted owl habitat on private lands in owl circles outside of spotted owl special emphasis areas...

Northwest Bypass Group v. Corps of Eng'rs

A district court denied a motion to preliminarily enjoin a city from filling 3.5 acres of wetlands to construct a road. Environmental groups and homeowners argued that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the Clean Water Act (CWA...

Alabama v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court vacates a preliminary injunction granting Alabama and Florida's motion to bar the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Georgia from implementing a settlement agreement concerning water allocation in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-...

Davis v. Mineta

The court preliminarily enjoins the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) from proceeding with a highway project that involves road construction and expansion through parkland. The DOT prepared an environmental assessment (EA) and...

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....

Entergy Arkansas, Inc. v. Nebraska

The court upholds a district court decision to preliminarily enjoin Nebraska from continuing with an administrative proceeding related to the denial of a license for a disposal facility for low-level nuclear waste generated within the...

Carpenter Technology Corp. v. Bridgeport, City of

The court holds that a district court abused its discretion in denying a landowner's motion for a preliminary injunction to prevent the taking of its property by a local port authority. The district court denied the landowner's motion...