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Center for Biological Diversity v. California Department of Conservation

A California court dismissed environmental groups' lawsuit against the California Department of Conservation, Division Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) for failing to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act in...

Wildearth Guardians v. Public Service Co. of Colorado

The Tenth Circuit dismissed as moot an environmental group's CAA citizen suit against an energy company for building a new coal-fired power plant in Pueblo, Colorado, without a valid construction permit. Although the project initially...

In Defense of Animals v. United States Department of the Interior

The Ninth Circuit upheld the denial of animal rights groups' motion to preliminarily enjoin DOI from rounding up, destroying, or auctioning off wild horses and burros in the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area on the California-Nevada...

West Coast Seafood Processors Assn. v. Natural Resources Defense Council

The Ninth Circuit held that a seafood processor association may not intervene in environmental groups' lawsuit challenging the National Marine Fisheries Service's program to preserve groundfish species off the coast of California,...

Rosemere Neighborhood Ass'n v. EPA

The Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded a lower court decision dismissing a neighborhood association's APA action seeking to compel EPA's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to act on their complaint that a city failed to properly use EPA...

United States v. Northshore Mining Co.

The Eighth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision holding moot certain parts of a 1975 injunction regulating air emissions from a mining company's taconite pellet operation in Silver Bay, Minnesota. The lower court held that since...

Hempstead County Hunting Club v. Southwestern Elec. Power Co.

The Eighth Circuit upheld as moot a lower court decision denying a hunting club's motion to preliminarily enjoin a power company from constructing a 600-megawatt pulverized coal-fired power plant in Hempstead County, Arkansas, without...

Humane Soc'y of the United States v. Kempthorne

The D.C. Circuit vacated a lower court judgment enjoining the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) from authorizing the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to lethally take gray wolves for depredation control. Since the lower...

Environmental Conservation Org. v. Dallas

The Fifth Circuit dismissed as moot an environmental group's Clean Water Act (CWA) citizen suit against a city for violating its separate storm sewer system permit. The lower court dismissed the case on grounds that it was barred by res...

Lemon v. Geren

The D.C. Circuit held that a lower court improperly dismissed individuals' National Environmental Policy Act and National Historic Preservation Act claims against the Secretary of the Army and developers in connection with the closure...

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