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Judicial review, §§701-706

Animal Legal Defense Fund v. United States Department of Agriculture

The Ninth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, reversed and remanded a lower court decision dismissing an animal rights group's lawsuit concerning foie gras produced from the livers of force-fed poultry. The group had petitioned USDA's...

Environmental Integrity Project v. McCarthy

A district court upheld EPA's decision to withdraw a proposed rule that would have required concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to provide information to the Agency to help facilitate EPA's ability to regulate their discharge...

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition v. McCarthy

A district court dismissed environmental groups' CWA citizen suit against EPA for failing to respond in writing to their administrative petition seeking withdrawal of West Virginia's NPDES permit program, but held that the groups may go...

Firebaugh Canal Water District v. United States

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court's grant of summary judgment in favor of DOI in water districts' lawsuit challenging the agency's management of California's Central Valley Project. The water districts argued that DOI should be...

Sierra Club v. Jackson

A district court denied EPA's motion to dismiss an environmental group's lawsuit challenging the Agency's administrative stay of two rules setting forth hazardous air emission standards for boilers and commercial and industrial solid...

EPA v. General Elec. Co.

The court holds that although a subpoena duces tecum issued by a manufacturer against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to produce certain discovery documents in a lawsuit in which it was not a party is barred by sovereign...

Friends of the Kalmiopsis v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court affirms a district court dismissal of an environmental group's claim that the U.S. Forest Service violated regulations governing off-road vehicle (ORV) use in the Siskiyou National Forest in Oregon. The court first holds that...

Southwest Williamson County Community Ass'n v. Slater

The court vacates a district court's dismissal of a community association's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Intermodal Surface Transportation and Efficiency Act (ISTEA) claims against the federal government in connection...

United States v. Accra Pac, Inc.

The court holds that a district court did not have jurisdiction to review a dispute about language in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consent decree approving a proposed cleanup plan. The plan was proposed by a company that...

Jersey Heights Neighborhood Ass'n v. Glendening

The court reinstates a neighborhood association's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Federal Aid Highway Act (FAHA) claims against federal and state agencies for failing to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement...