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National Parks Conservation Ass'n v. Semonite

A district court dismissed groups' NEPA and CWA claims against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in connection with its approval of a 17-mile transmission line across the James River near historic Jamestown, Virginia. The Corps took a "...

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance v. United States Department of the Interior

A district court held that BLM violated NEPA when it issued a FONSI in connection with an energy company's application to drill 16 new gas wells at its natural gas plant in northeastern Utah. Environmental groups alleged that BLM...

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service

A district court vacated two FWS depredation orders reauthorizing the killing of double-crested cormorants in certain states. The court...

San Diego Navy Broadway Complex Coalition v. United States Department of Defense

The Ninth Circuit held that the government complied with NEPA when it issued a FONSI in connection with the redevelopment of a 15-acre waterfront site owned by the U.S. Navy in downtown San Diego. The site serves as the home to several...

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service

A district court held that FWS violated NEPA when it reissued two orders authorizing the killing of double-crested cormorants in certain states. FWS issued an EA and FONSI for the orders rather than an EIS. But the EA is insufficient to...

Powder River Basin Resource Council v. United States Bureau of Land Management

A district court dismissed environmental groups' claims that BLM violated NEPA when it approved a plan for developing a coal bed natural gas lease in an area of Wyoming's Powder River Basin as well as amendments to the applicable...

Sierra Club, Inc. v. Bostick

A district court denied environmental groups' motion to preliminarily enjoin the construction of segments of the Keystone XL pipeline. After an oil company's original request to complete the Keystone XL pipeline was denied by President...

Department of Transp. v. Public Citizen

The U.S. Supreme Court held that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) did not violate NEPA, relevant CEQ regulations, or the CAA when it failed to evaluate the environmental impact of increased cross-border operations...

Knaust v. Kingston, City of

The court holds that claims, asserting violations of various environmental statutes, the common-law nuisance doctrine, and the Fifth Amendment's takings clause, based on landowners' allegations that a proposed business park's stormwater...

Sierra Club v. Slater

The court holds that environmental groups' and individuals' challenges involving the preparation of a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for a highway project in Toledo, Ohio, are time barred. The court rejects plaintiff-...