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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Missouri v. United States Department of the Interior

A district court denied summary judgment for the state of Missouri in a challenge to the Bureau of Reclamation's approval of a water supply project in North Dakota. Missouri argued the Bureau violated NEPA by failing to prepare an EIS,...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Mayorkas

A district court granted in part and denied in part summary judgment for an environmental group and U.S. congressman in a lawsuit concerning enforcement activity along the U.S.-Mexico border. The plaintiffs argued the Department of...

Sovereign Iñupiat for a Living Arctic v. Bureau of Land Management

A district court vacated BLM's approval of an oil and gas project in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. Indigenous and environmental groups argued BLM violated NEPA by failing to adequately analyze the effects of the project's...

Stop B2H Coalition v. Bureau of Land Management

A district court denied nonprofit groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to BLM's decision authorizing a power company to construct a portion of an electrical transmission line across roughly 100 miles of federal land. The...

Vecinos Para el Bienestar de la Comunidad Costera v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit granted in part and dismissed in part petitions to review FERC's decision authorizing construction and operation of three liquefied natural gas export terminals in Texas. Environmental groups, residents, and a nearby...

Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment v. Bernhardt

A district court dismissed a challenge to BLM's approval of oil and gas drilling permits in the Mancos Shale in New Mexico. An environmental group argued that BLM's approval of the permits violated NEPA by failing to take a "hard look"...

Sequoia Forestkeeper v. United States Forest Service

A district court granted a temporary restraining order in a lawsuit concerning the Forest Service's authorization of a tree removal and timber sale project in the Sequoia National Forest. Environmental groups argued the Service violated...

Western Watersheds Project v. Bureau of Land Management

A district court denied a motion to preliminarily enjoin construction of a lithium mine in Nevada. Conservation groups argued BLM's decision to approve the mine violated FLPMA and NEPA, and sought to enjoin its construction until the...

Whitewater Draw Natural Resource Conservation District v. Mayorkas

The Ninth Circuit affirmed judgment for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a challenge to the Department's implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and other immigration programs and policies...

Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

A district court affirmed FWS' decision to modify the location of certain planned multi-use trails in Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Nonprofit groups argued FWS violated NEPA by failing to prepare a supplemental EIS for the trail...

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