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Indigenous Environmental Network v. United States Department of State

A district court temporarily enjoined a pipeline company from constructing a cross-border oil pipeline known as Keystone XL. Environmental groups argued that the State Department violated NEPA when it approved Keystone XL, by failing to...

New Jersey Conservation Foundation v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

A district court dismissed a constitutional challenge to FERC's issuance of certificates that stemmed from the agency's order granting a company the right to develop a natural gas pipeline. An environmental group argued that the agency'...

Wildearth Guardians v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

A district court granted in part environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to FWS' administration of a wildlife export program under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The groups...

Wilderness Workshop v. United States Bureau of Land Management

A district court granted in part environmental groups' request for judicial review of BLM's resource management plan (RMP) for an area in the Colorado River Valley. The groups argued that the agency failed to consider the severity and...

Western Watersheds Project v. Zinke

A district court preliminarily enjoined BLM from conducting oil and gas lease sales under the procedures of a new BLM directive. Environmental groups argued that the directive unlawfully constrains environmental review of, and public...

Bohmker v. Oregon

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a summary judgment rejecting a mining association's challenge to an Oregon law that prohibits the use of motorized mining equipment in rivers and streams containing essential salmon habitat. The association...

Indigenous Environmental Network v. United States Department of State

A district court ordered the State Department to supplement its 2014 EIS for a cross-border oil pipeline, known as Keystone XL, to consider the pipeline company's alternative route that was approved for the project. Environmental groups...

Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. United States Forest Service

The Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a district court's summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Forest Service's approval of a site-specific project concerning restoration activities on roughly 80,000 acres in Payette...

Sierra Club v. United States Department of the Interior

The Fourth Circuit vacated both an incidental take statement issued by FWS and a right-of-way permit issued by the National Park Service (NPS) for construction of a natural gas pipeline that intersects the Blue Ridge Parkway....

Sierra Club, Inc. v. United States Forest Service

The Fourth Circuit vacated and remanded BLM's decision granting a right-of-way through federal land for construction of a pipeline and the U.S. Forest Service's decision to amend the Jefferson National Forest Land Resource Management...

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