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Gunpowder Riverkeeper v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The D.C. Circuit denied an environmental group's petition for review challenging FERC's decision to issue a natural gas pipeline operator a certificate of public convenience and necessity to extend a natural gas pipeline in Maryland....

Chesapeake Climate Action Network v. Export-Import Bank

A district court held that environmental groups lack standing to challenge the U.S. Export-Import Bank's approval of a $90 million loan guarantee that supports a three-year, $100 million loan from a private bank to a coal exporter. The...

Columbia Riverkeeper v. United States Coast Guard

The Ninth Circuit held that it lacked jurisdiction to review a U.S. Coast Guard letter to FERC concerning the suitability of the Columbia River for vessel traffic associated with a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility and...

Scarborough Citizens Protecting Resources v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The First Circuit upheld the dismissal of a citizen group's lawsuit against the FWS in a suit concerning Maine's conveyance of easements on a recreational trail purchased with federal funds. The Wildlife Restoration Act, enacted in...

Wyoming v. United States Department of Interior

The Tenth Circuit dismissed petitions challenging National Park Service (NPS) rules governing snowmobile use in the Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway. Petitioners,...

Ark Initiative v. United States Forest Service

The Tenth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision dismissing a lawsuit challenging the Forest Service's approval of a ski area improvement project near Aspen, Colorado. A conservation group alleged that the Forest Service violated NEPA...

Central Delta Water Agency v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv.

A district court dismissed two local water agencies' NEPA action against various federal and state regulatory agencies, water districts, and other interested parties involved in the development and environmental review of the Bay Delta...

Clarkson, City of v. Mineta

The Eighth Circuit reversed and remanded a lower court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Department of Transportation on a city's claims that the agency insufficiently considered the economic and environmental impact of a...

National Audubon Soc'y v. Department of the Navy

The court upholds a district court decision that the U.S. Navy's environmental impact statement (EIS) for the construction of an aircraft landing field in North Carolina was deficient under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA),...

Cellular Phone Taskforce v. Federal Communications Comm'n

The court affirms two Federal Communications Commission (FCC) orders that promulgated guidelines for health and safety standards for radio frequency radiation. In addition to health and safety requirements, the guidelines streamlined...