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Hillsdale Environmental Loss Center v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

A district court dismissed an environmental group's claim that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated NEPA, the CWA, and the APA...

Village of Barrington, Illinois v. Surface Transportation Board

The D.C. Circuit upheld the Surface Transportation Board's imposition of environmental mitigation conditions in its approval of a "minor" railroad merger. The case involved the acquisition of a small "non-Class I" railroad by a...

Auburn, City of v. United States

The court holds that the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act (ICCTA) preempts state and local environmental review of a rail carrier's reacquisition and reopening of the Stampede Pass railroad line in Washington State. The...

Missouri Mining, Inc. v. Interstate Commerce Comm'n

The court holds that the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) did not violate the §102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or the ICC's implementing regulations when it granted a railroad company's request to waive the...