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American Trucking Ass'n, Inc. v. Los Angeles

A district court denied the trucking industry's motion to preliminarily enjoin two California ports from implementing "concession agreements" designed, among other things, to reduce diesel emissions from trucks servicing container...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Winter

The Ninth Circuit granted the U.S. Navy's emergency motion to stay a preliminary injunction prohibiting its use of sonar during training activities. Environmental groups argued that the Navy's use of sonar was harmful to the environment...

Seattle Audubon Soc'y v. Sutherland

A district court granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion to preliminarily enjoin all logging of suitable spotted owl habitat on private lands in owl circles outside of spotted owl special emphasis areas...

Northwest Bypass Group v. Corps of Eng'rs

A district court denied a motion to preliminarily enjoin a city from filling 3.5 acres of wetlands to construct a road. Environmental groups and homeowners argued that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the Clean Water Act (CWA...

Highway J Citizens Group v. Department of Transp.

The court affirms a lower court decision denying environmental groups' motion to preliminarily enjoin a highway expansion project in Wisconsin. The groups argue that the project violates the Administrative Procedure Act, the Clean Water...

Alabama v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court vacates a preliminary injunction granting Alabama and Florida's motion to bar the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Georgia from implementing a settlement agreement concerning water allocation in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-...

Old Town Neighborhood Ass'n v. Kauffman

The court vacates a preliminary injunction forbidding local, state, and federal government officials from taking further action to widen a municipal street in Goshen, Indiana. No formal proposal had yet been made under the National...

Pogliani v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court affirms a district court decision denying residents' request to preliminarily enjoin a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (the Corps') permit allowing the use of federal waters and wetlands for construction of an electric-...

Rhode Island Dep't of Envtl. Management v. United States

The court upholds a district court order enjoining the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and three Rhode Island employees from proceeding in an administrative adjudication of the employees' claims that the state had retaliated against them...

Davis v. Mineta

The court preliminarily enjoins the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) from proceeding with a highway project that involves road construction and expansion through parkland. DOT prepared an environmental assessment (EA) and finding...