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Northwest Environmental Defense Center v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

A district court granted summary judgment for conservation groups in a lawsuit alleging that the Army Corps of Engineers' continued operation and maintenance of a flood control project in the Pacific Northwest violated the ESA. The...

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

A district court held that FWS must reconsider its approval of a proposed open-pit copper mine in the Coronado National Forest. An environmental group argued the agency improperly used a heightened standard of review when it determined...

Ecological Rights Foundation v. Federal Emergency Management Agency

A district court granted environmental groups' motion to set aside FEMA's biological evaluation to determine whether proposed revisions to the National Flood Insurance Program would affect species and habitats protected under the ESA....

Conservation Council for Hawaii v. National Marine Fisheries Service

A district court held that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) violated the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the ESA, and NEPA when it authorized the U.S. Navy to take large numbers of marine mammals, some of which are...

Alaska v. Freezer Longline Coalition

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision rejecting claims that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) violated the ESA when it placed commercial fishing restrictions on sub-regions of the Pacific Ocean inhabited by the...

Rock Creek Alliance v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The Ninth Circuit held that the FWS' determination that a proposed mining project in northwest Montana would result in "no adverse modification" to critical bull trout habitat and would result in "no jeopardy" to the local grizzly bear...