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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Norwalk Harbor Keeper v. U.S. Department of Transportation

A district court granted summary judgment to DOT, the Federal Transit Administration, and the Connecticut Department of Transportation in a challenge to the agencies' EA regarding the replacement of a movable railroad bridge in Norwalk...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Ilano

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a summary judgment for the U.S. Forest Service in a challenge to the Service's designation of at-risk forest lands and its approval of a project aimed to address spreading pine-beetle infestation in previously...

Sawtooth Mountain Ranch LLC v. United States Forest Service

A magistrate judge declined to preliminarily enjoin the U.S. Forest Service from constructing a recreational trail across private property located in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The property owners argued the Service's...

Birckhead v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit denied a petition to review FERC's decision authorizing the construction and operation of a new natural gas compression facility in Tennessee. Landowners and business owners argued that FERC violated NEPA by failing to...

Applications of Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership, for a Certificate of Need and Routing Permit for the Proposed Line 3 Replacement Project in Minnesota From the North Dakota Border to the Wisconsin Border

A state appellate court reversed the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission's determination that the final EIS for a proposed pipeline replacement project was adequate. Environmental groups argued the final EIS failed to address...

National Parks Conservation Ass'n v. Semonite

The D.C. Circuit granted in part the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' and a power company's request to reconsider a prior court order that vacated a permit for a 17-mile transmission line after finding the Corps failed to prepare an EIS...

Applications for a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed NorthMet Project

In an unpublished opinion, a state appellate court upheld the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' decision denying a request for the preparation of a supplemental EIS for a proposed copper-nickel-platinum group elements mine....

Friends of the Wild Swan v. Kehr

In an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a summary judgment for the U.S. Forest Service in a challenge to its proposed logging project in Flathead National Forest. Environmental groups argued that the Service violated the...

Otsego 2000 v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit dismissed an environmental group's petition to review FERC's order granting a certificate to a pipeline company to construct and operate compression facilities for one of its projects. The group argued that FERC was...

Dine Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment v. Bernhardt

The Tenth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a district court ruling that upheld BLM's approval of oil and gas wells in the Mancos Shale area of the San Juan Basin in northeastern New Mexico. Environmental groups argued that...

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