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Bayou Liberty Ass'n v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court holds that an environmental group is not entitled to a preliminary injunction suspending a proposed retail development's construction permit and ordering the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prepare an environmental impact...

South Bronx Coalition for Clean Air v. Conroy

The court dismisses environmental groups' motion to enjoin the sale of a former bus depot in the South Bronx, New York. The sale is part of a plan to develop a former rail yard adjacent to the depot. The plan provides for an intermodal...

Sierra Club v. San Antonio, City of

The court vacates a preliminary injunction that imposed limitations on the withdrawal of water from an aquifer to conserve endangered and threatened species. The court holds that plaintiff-appellee environmental group failed to meet the...

Chemical Weapons Working Group, Inc. v. Department of the Army

The court refuses to preliminarily enjoin the U.S. Department of the Army from beginning incineration tests of chemical warfare agents at its disposal facility in Tooele, Utah. The court first holds that the asserted risks of harm due...

United States v. Keystone Sanitation Co.

The court preliminarily enjoins the transfer of assets by a corporate landfill owner and related defendants in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cost recovery action under the Comprehensive Environmental Response,...

Clean Ocean Action v. York

The court affirms a district court order denying citizen groups a preliminary injunction to stop ocean dumping of dioxin-contaminated materials dredged from the New York-New Jersey Port Authority's Newark/Port Elizabeth facility. The...

Atlantic Coast Demolition & Recycling, Inc. v. Board of Chosen Freeholders

The court holds that New Jersey solid waste flow-control regulations probably violate the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, but grants only a conditional preliminary injunction to prevent enforcement of the regulations for...

George Wash. Home Owners Ass'ns v. Widnall

The court denies environmental groups' and local residents' request for a preliminary injunction that would postpone the civilian reuse of Lowry Air Force Base near Denver, Colorado, until the performance of additional studies and...

South Carolina ex rel. Campbell v. O'Leary

The court preliminarily enjoins the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) from importing 409 spent nuclear fuel assemblies for storage at the Savannah River site in South Carolina until the court resolves on the merits South Carolina's claim...

Fund for Animals v. Espy

The court holds that a nonprofit organization has standing to seek a preliminary injunction to prevent the implementation of a research study by the Department of Agriculture (DOA) on the transmission of brucellosis from wild bison in...