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Cook Inletkeeper v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

The Ninth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, affirmed a lower court decision denying an environmental group's motion to preliminarily enjoin the construction of a railroad extension in Alaska. The group was not likely to succeed on its...

Sierra Club v. United States Department of Energy

A district court denied an environmental group's motion to preliminarily enjoin the DOE from providing funding assistance for the construction and operation of a coal-fired power plant in Mississippi. Before granting the funding, the...

Hornbeck Offshore Servs. v. Salazar

The Fifth Circuit refused to reinstate the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. In June, a district court granted an offshore service company's motion to enjoin the moratorium. The DOI sought a stay of that...

Hornbeck Offshore Servs. v. Salazar

A district court granted an offshore service company's motion to enjoin the federal government's six-month general moratorium on deepwater drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The company established a likelihood of successfully...

Grace Christian Fellowship v. KJG Invs., Inc.

A district court denied a religious congregation's motion for a preliminary injunction under RCRA ordering the former owner of a gas station to clean up contamination beneath their church. In early April 2006, a gasoline spill occurred...

Attorney Gen. of Okla. v. Tyson Foods, Inc.

The Tenth Circuit upheld a lower court decision denying Oklahoma's motion to preliminarily enjoin a food producer from disposing of poultry waste on lands within the Illinois River watershed. The lower court ruled that Oklahoma failed...

American Trucking Ass'n v. Los Angeles, City of

The Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded a lower court decision denying the trucking industry's motion to preliminarily enjoin two California ports from implementing "concession agreements" designed, among other things, to reduce diesel...

American Trucking Ass'n, Inc. v. Los Angeles

A district court denied the trucking industry's motion to preliminarily enjoin two California ports from implementing "concession agreements" designed, among other things, to reduce diesel emissions from trucks servicing container...

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...

Highway J Citizens Group v. Department of Transp.

The court affirms a lower court decision denying environmental groups' motion to preliminarily enjoin a highway expansion project in Wisconsin. The groups argue that the project violates the Administrative Procedure Act, the Clean Water...