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River Runners for Wilderness v. Martin

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss environmental groups’ action against the National Park Service (NPS) on the grounds that NPS did not act arbitrarily and capriciously under the APA by adopting a...

Wilderness Soc'y v. Norton

The court dismisses an environmental group's claims that the National Park Service (NPS) failed to comply with certain statutory mandates, deadlines, and management policies involving national park management, and denied the group's non...

National Park Hospitality Ass'n v. Department of the Interior

The U.S. Supreme Court holds that an association's claim that a National Park Service (NPS) regulation that purports to render the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) inapplicable to concession contracts is not yet ripe for adjudication. The...

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance v. Dabney

The court reverses and remands a lower court decision holding that a portion of the National Park Service's (NPS') backcountry management plan (BMP) for the Canyonlands National Park in Utah that allows motor vehicle access on a 10-mile...

United States v. Albers

The court upholds a district court decision finding several buildings, antennas, spans, and earth (BASE) jumpers in the Glen Canyon Recreation Area guilty of air delivery without a permit and disorderly conduct. Under 36 C.F.R. § 2...

Davis v. Latschar

The court affirms a district court grant of summary judgment to the National Park Service on the grounds that the Park Service's deer management program in Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site does not...

Lake Mohave Boat Owners Ass'n v. National Park Serv.

The court upholds the Secretary of the Interior's approval of increased dock fees charged by a private marina operator at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The court first holds that, in approving the operator's rate increase...

Northern Alaska Envtl. Ctr. v. Lujan

The court holds that the district court, in applying the rule of reason, did not abuse its discretion in dissolving an injunction when it held that the environmental impact statements (EISs) produced by the National Park Service (NPS),...